Ever experienced contraceptive failure? You're certainly not alone! 4 years ago

Ever experienced contraceptive failure? You're certainly not alone!

Brought to you by ellaOne. 

And to prove it, we even hit the streets of Dublin.


So a little while ago, we teamed up with morning after pill ellaOne to conduct some research on young Irish sex lives and contraception. It turns out that 33 percent of 18 to 24 year-olds have experienced contraceptive failure during sex.

Are you surprised? We must admit some of us were, as 33 percent seems like an awfully high figure. But then again, most of us know someone who has experienced contraceptive failure. So, what's the reason? Are we simply clueless as to how contraception works/should be used? Does it stem from the fact SO MANY of us agree that sex education wasn't taught so well in school?

This week on Her's very own Girls With Goals, our host Niamh Maher and her guests will be delving right into the topic - so it's one you do NOT want to miss. We'll also hear from the winner of this year's Rose of Tralee, misrepresentation in the media and of course, PLENTY of dating, sex, sex education, contraception failures, the morning after pill and even more shocking stats.

Brought to you by ellaOne

ellaOne is an emergency contraceptive pill that is available from pharmacies without a prescription. No other morning after pill is more effective at preventing pregnancy after unprotected sex.


ellaOne consists of one tablet which should be taken as soon as possible, but no later than 5 days (120 hours) after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. Each tablet of ellaOne contains 30 mg ulipristal acetate.  Always read the label.