ellaOne® is suitable for women of all childbearing ages and in different circumstances. Here are some testimonials from women who have used ellaOne®.
“My pregnancy scare was because the condom broke. I went to a pharmacy and got the morning after pill. I don’t know what would have happened if I didn’t take emergency contraception. It might have been a different story; I don’t like to think about it.”
“I know about emergency contraception because my parents talked to me about it. I don’t think I’ll need to use it, but you never know. It’s good to know it’s there, just in case!”
“ One time, I went out and I met this gorgeous guy. We ended up not using condoms. The next morning, we went to the pharmacy and got the morning-after pill, just in case. I think it is really worth the price. If you have a mishap it’s the right thing to do. If you need it, well you need it and you go and get it.”
“ I took emergency contraception because the condom broke. And that was it, I had to go and get it.”
“I know that you should take the morning after pill as soon as possible. Getting it directly from a pharmacy is really convenient. I would not be at ease discussing sex with a doctor who know my family and me.”
“I have emergency contraception at home because I am on the pill and I have forgotten to take my pills once or twice. It’s reassuring to have an emergency contraception tablet ready in advance.”
What to do after unprotected sex
Unprotected sex means you can get pregnant and have a baby. Have you had unprotected sex?
- Did the condom slip off or break?
- Did you forget to:
– Take your contraceptive pill?
– Insert your contraceptive ring?
– Apply your contraceptive patch?
- Did your diaphragm or cap slip or did you forget to use it?
- Did he forget to pull out in time?
- Did you forget to use any contraception?
- Were you forced to have sex without contraception?
If you have had unprotected sex you could become pregnant.
Taking the morning after pill
There is no safe time in your cycle when you can have unprotected sex and be certain not to get pregnant.
If now is not the right time for you to have a baby you can use emergency contraception if you act quickly. If you don’t want to get pregnant, don’t take a chance.
The morning-after pill is available in pharmacies
This is often the quickest and most convenient way to get emergency contraception. There’s no need to feel embarrassed. Remember, pharmacy staff deal with all kinds of sensitive situations every day – it’s their job to make this experience as stress-free as they can for you.
You can also get emergency contraception from a doctor.