It’s not often we come up against taboo subjects and whilst contraception is a simple conversation for most women, there is still a huge amount of stigma surrounding emergency contraception.
According to new research, women in the UK are no more likely to have unprotected sex than women in France, Germany or Italy - but sadly, they are more likely to find asking for emergency contraception embarrassing or shameful. Nearly half worry that seeking emergency contraception suggests they have been ‘irresponsible’ with their contraception, exacerbated by feelings of being ‘judged’ to ask for emergency contraception.
Are you worried that you’re not quite clued up on common misconceptions surrounding emergency contraception? Or are you like the majority of women in the UK that find requesting emergency contraception embarrassing or shameful, worrying that in doing so suggests you have been irresponsible with your contraception?
Furthermore, the stigma that continues to surround emergency contraception also allows myths to spread. Nearly half of women think emergency contraception may lead to infertility, and one in 10 is convinced this is the case.
Medical director of BPAS Patricia Lohr will run through all the questions about emergency contraception. Covering everything from what different types there are, to where you can get it from, and debunk common myths surrounding emergency contraception such as that taking it can lead to infertility.