About a fortnight ago, a friend [someone I have met a
couple of times] messaged me in the morning asking if I could get a “morning
after” pill. I have never really bought any nor was I aware of the kinds
available in the market, and so went over to the nearest pharmacy and asked him
for one. He stared at me for a minute and said they are all banned ma, you wont
find them here any more. I was stumped, dint give up, went to the nearest
Apollo pharmacy where I was told the exact same thing.

I dint know what to do. I wanted to help her and so
messaged a friend who is a doc asking about this. He in turn told me that most
places do moral policing and will judge which is why they wont give me the
pill. He also gave me a term [an ingredient] to ask for at the nearest Apollo.
I called and checked but they dint have any and told no stock, some such or it
wasnt not available. While I was  not
franctic or panicky, I did not know what to do and was quite puzzled about this
whole thing.
I thought to myself “a girl should have a choice
right.. she needs to know there is some protection available in case she has
unprotected sex. Yes I agree that having unprotected sex is a stupid thing but
then we all do such things in life and 
by banning the “emergency contraceptive” the government was almost
punishing the woman for doing something that isn’t really wrong.. Heck, atleast
she is sensible enough to know she can prevent unwanted pregnancies.
As a last resort, I took to the platform that I
thought would be able to help me- Twitter. I put up a post asking where I could
get my hands on this pill and what was the alternative. I was amazed at the
kind of responses I got.
Surprisingly not a single person gave lectures or waved
their finger disapprovingly. Almost all suggested pills such as iPill,
Unwanted 72 and Clr-72.. I in turn would reply saying none of them are available
and I was told they are all banned here. Infact one guy even suggested going to
Blore or Pondy to pick up one in that case. A friend messaged in private
suggesting the girl go meet the gynaec at Apollo, who was very nice, would give
consultation and a prescription for something that would work.   Oh and
one friend shared this link as well [an old article but a good one]http://www.beingtheparent.com/top-8-emergency-contraceptive-pills-in-india-top-brands-and-effectiveness/
I was very grateful to all these suggestions and
friends who came forward to share my post and offer inputs. Some went on to
recommend medical stores that they were sure would have a pill, while another
told me to contact her next time I needed something.  During the twitter conversations, I also
approached our usual pharmacy and he came to my rescue. Managed to find a
company that made a pill and got me one- Postpone 72 was the name of the pill.
I picked up two of them and gave them to the friend and also told her to go
meet the doc, which she did with her boyfriend the very next day~
Why are the Government/governing bodies making life so
difficult for a girl? As it is we have enough issues to deal with without them
throwing us off the loop like this.
So what if the girl wants to have sex and not have a
So what if she gives in and does something stupid..
Do we brand her a slut?
Why does the society judge a girl but a guy is not
Why does the girl made to feel shame if she has sex
with a guy [someone she loves/cares abt/is dating/engaged to/etc]

Sad that we live in a country that is so closed… Girls
are constantly told what to do, what to wear, what not to do… pah, the list is endless..
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