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Welcome to #MyMorningAfter stories, an open forum for people to share their unique experiences of taking the morning after pill. Through speaking openly and honestly about emergency contraception, we can show women that they are not alone. Together, we can help dismantle this stigma once and for all.  


I was marched down to the pharmacy by my mum


It was my chance to take back control

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My husband shares the responsibility of contraception with me

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Fear completely overcame me and I started to panic


I felt more relaxed in the knowledge that it’s the most effective morning after pill to take

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I was a student. I was using condoms and it came off…


I’m pretty sure people in the queue were chatting about me


I had sex with a friend of mine and forgot I wasn’t on the pill anymore

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It seemed to me the pharmacist wasn’t really asking my boyfriend any questions about what happened


I was relieved, it made me feel much less embarrassed

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I took the morning after pill after the birth of my second child…


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

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I was embarrassed waiting for people to leave the shop…


I was being responsible and making an informed choice


It gave me peace of mind before my next period


I got a text telling me that the condom had split

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I didn’t ask him to use a condom. I felt embarrassed to

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I will always be thankful for having the opportunity of such a "rescue" at that moment


The pharmacist didn’t make a big deal

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Once I took the morning after pill, I felt happy that I had plucked up the courage to get it

I didn’t really feel judged or threatened and I left feeling reassured

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I often find that people are surprised when I talk candidly about it

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Women do get judged for taking the morning after pill, unless others have been through the same thing

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I’ve taken the morning after pill three times…

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I took the morning after pill when I was 36. The last time I took the morning after pill was this year…


My worst experience was when the lady behind the counter whispered to her father…


My long term partner and I had an accident

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One condom split so off we went get the morning after pill!


I felt like I had let myself down and women down

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Contraception is a responsibility that women just deal with, often silently


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 honestly always thought that condoms breaking was an urban myth

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I just felt quite judged, like I had been slutty to have had sex with no protection

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I was very nervous and I felt ashamed and embarrassed

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I got the morning after pill after a one night stand in University

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A few weeks after I had taken the morning after pill I started to throw up and realised I had missed my period


I think there’s a certain stigma that you’ve been careless…


I don’t think women think about being judged for taking the morning after pill until they’re lining up to get it…


I was worried about fertility and side effects, but I didn’t experience any problems…

What is #MyMorningAfter? It is a platform for people to share their experiences of taking 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 your story and help us break the taboo and stamp out the stigma!

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