I didn’t understand how the morning after pill worked

 
Anonymous, 26, London

Anonymous, 26, London

 
 

I risked an unplanned pregnancy when I was about 22 because I didn’t understand how the morning after pill worked.

I was doing a drama workshop and I didn’t want to get bad side effects.

I hadn’t had full ejaculatory unprotected sex, but there could have been some precum. I didn’t get pregnant, but it wasn’t worth the risk.

I ended up taking ellaOne a few years later after the condom broke and it was absolutely fine - I was still nervous about feeling sick and having bad stomach cramps/projectile vomiting, but none of that happened.

 

 

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