VIDEO: 'The morning after pill causes an abortion.' Fact or Fiction?

Do you know how the morning after pill works? If not, you’re far from alone. 

A recent survey by ellaOne, the most effective morning after pill*, found that 41% of 1027 18-35 year olds incorrectly believe that the emergency contraceptive pill causes an abortion.

The ellaOne team recently took to the streets to find out how wide spread this myth really is and the results were quite shocking.

So how does the morning after pill work? If you’ve had unprotected sex or experienced contraceptive failure, the morning after pill can delay ovulation so your egg is not released and therefore cannot fuse with any rogue sperm that may have gotten into your vagina.

ellaOne is on a mission this year to counteract fictional statements about the morning after pill with pure, medically backed facts. By spreading #FactNotFiction, we aim to help everyone with a uterus make informed decisions about emergency contraception without being misled by misinformation.

If you want to help the #FactNotFiction campaign, give us a hand by sharing this post on social, telling your friends how emergency contraception really works and challenge the myths when you hear them. Together, we can  get the facts out there to ensure everyone feels empowered to make the right choice for themselves.

Have you ever taken the morning after pill? If so, share your story below to help us change the narrative around emergency contraception.