I took the morning after pill after having unprotected sex with my boyfriend

Anonymous, 22, London

Anonymous, 22, London


I was 21, it was January and I went to Boots as soon as I woke up.

I felt hungover, tired and rather embarrassed, as you have to ask for it over the till and there were some old ladies behind me. It was a bit awkward, but I found it funny overall.

I felt quite sick and moody all day, but I was more concerned about avoiding getting pregnant. I don’t think women should feel embarrassed about taking the morning after pill in this day and age - it's the sensible thing to do.



What is #MyMorningAfter? It is a platform for people to share their experiences of taking the morning after pill. No matter why you are googling this, our stories are here to reassure you and show you that you are not alone. By sharing our stories, supporting each other and speaking openly about the morning after pill, we can stop women feeling isolated or ashamed by this experience.

If you have a story to share, and you feel comfortable doing so, please submit below and help us break the taboo and stamp out the stigma.


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.

Although your story can be kept anonymous if you wish, we have a responsibility to gather your data in line with our drug safety surveillance policy. Your data will never be shared without your permission. By submitting your story, you confirm that your information and personal data will be protected and kept confidential in line with our privacy policy and local regulations. The information you share may be used for the purpose of drug safety surveillance, to enable us to deal with your enquiry appropriately it may be shared with the relevant health authorities. You have a right of access to your personal data which we hold about you.