I tried to tell myself not to feel ashamed




I’ve taken the morning after pill three times in my life.

Two times I went to women’s/sexual health clinics which felt like more comfortable and absolutely no judgment. It was a simple transaction as if I bought a chocolate bar.

The third time  I got it from a pharmacy. I’m a racial minority from a sexually conservative culture.... and the pharmacist was a man of the same background but I just braced myself and asked for it like it was nothing even though inside I was uncomfortable. I tried to tell myself not to feel ashamed. He was all choked up and awkward about it and then that made me just try more to be more chill about it



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.