The morning after pill was fine, I feel like the staff were very professional

 
Anonymous, 22, Australia

Anonymous, 22, Australia

 
 

The morning after pill was fine. I’ve been in a serious relationship for a while now, but this was the first time I’ve had a scare like this.

The pharmacy was nice, there was no judgement and everything was done swiftly with no interruptions. I feel like the staff were very professional. This is their job, they know how to act appropriately in these situations, however I was judged by other customers.

I got one glare from a lady in the next counter. This made me ashamed, even though I knew I shouldn’t feel like that. I hate how there is this stigma about taking the pill, like shouldn’t we be in a time where women aren’t shamed for taking responsibility for accidents and other personal issues. Accidents happen whether we like it or not, even when using contraception, so all I can say to others who have to resort to the morning after pill, is that don’t let others make you feel ashamed for doing what’s right for you.

 

 

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