I have taken the morning after pill a few times. The first time when I was 16 and hadn’t even had sex.
I had just had sexual contact that I was very paranoid about. Another time was after a reckless one night stand, and then a few years ago after a drunken night with my husband. We already had a baby and didn’t want another one just yet, and so we decided we would rather feel reassured. We have since gone on to have another baby.
I got it from a pharmacy each time, and as I got older, the experience of getting it became so much easier. When I was younger I felt embarrassed and stupid for getting it, and worried I would be judged. More recently, I realised it was the opposite of stupid - that it was the most sensible decision I could make in that situation.
I now have two beautiful children, but wouldn’t hesitate again to use the morning after pill if my regular method of contraception failed and a third baby didn’t yet feel right!
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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.