The young pharmacist seemed more embarrassed than me

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Written by: Anonymous, 19, UK

I went to the pharmacy in a supermarket after an accident with my boyfriend (split condom).
Since I’m pushing 40, and with 2 kids already I just strode up and asked for it in a clear voice – was happy to answer questions there and then (we were late to pick kids up from school), but the young pharmacist seemed more embarrassed than me, and ushered me into a little store room to answer the questions and then charged me about 35 quid.

I have to say the experience of the pill itself wasn’t very pleasant, so we’ve been extra careful since!

ellaOne® 30mg film-coated tablet contains ulipristal acetate and is indicated for emergency contraception within 120 hours (5 days) of unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. Always read the label.