I went into the pharmacy and asked for ellaOne

 
Anonymous, 43, Cardiff

Anonymous, 43, Cardiff

 
 

Being a married woman in her 40's, I was erring on the side of caution when I had unprotected sex with my husband.

I went into the pharmacist and asked for Ella One. I was told to wait in the interview room and was then joined by the young male pharmacist. 

He proceeded to take me through a 3 page document where I had to give personal details such as name, address, doctor, age, weight, when I last had sex, at what time etc. I found the questions very intrusive and refused to take the pill in front of him due to the fact that I am not a child. I was not given Ella One but another pill. 

I have written to the pharmacy to complain about their policy, not for myself but for young girls who are in a vulnerable situation and would be totally embarrassed and humiliated by these questions. The pill should be anonymous and should be over the counter like any other medication.

 

 

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