Refusal of the morning after pill

Story 1:

I was worried that if I told the truth – that I had unprotected sex – I would not be allowed to avail of the pill

‘I found myself in the city centre at 9:30 am waiting desperately for the pharmacies to open. I’d never taken the morning after pill before, and knew very little details regarding its availability. I had remembered hearing in the news about the first pharmacy to bring them in, so I headed there and waited for it to open.

I was told I needed a special consultation and that the doctor was late but on her way. A range of questions were asked. When it came to the question of how ‘it’ happened, I froze. I was worried that if I told the truth – that I had unprotected sex – I would not be allowed to avail of the pill. But I thought if I lied; perhaps if i said I was on the pill and forgot to take it, that they would need to obtain proof.

I stumbled but eventually explained (in detail) what had happened. She let out a sigh, told me that I should be on the pill and that they had a strict policy and wouldn’t be able to help me.’

Story 2:

Because I was on my period

Although the MAP was available, I was denied it because I was on my period. In spite of the fact that one can still get pregnant whilst having sex on one’s period. Horrible experience, anxiety went on for weeks until i got my next period.

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