To feel judged
greylove · 27/07/2017 10:23
Went to a LloydsPharmacy asked for a consultation pharmacist came into the room sat down how can I help you I asked for the morning after pill she said I am to busy I have to fill out paperwork go somewhere else what Bothered me most is until she found out she was polite what it was for she looked at me like I was vile
It made me feel so judged
KimmySchmidt1 · 27/07/2017 10:32
was she, by any chance, a religious person???
pharmacists get paid in part from your tax, they have no right to refuse treatment on grounds of paperwork.
Next time take a photo and say you are going to write a letter about her to that group of Labour MPs who made Boots' lives a misery.
Bluntness100 · 27/07/2017 11:11
This isn't ok. I would complain to head office also.
I had this with a gp years ago, I asked for the pill and he gave me a lecture about sex before marriage and how God wouldn't like it. He said he would prescribe if I insisted but he'd really rather not. I didn't feel judged though, it was the opposite, I judged him, and not in a good way. And yes I had him prescribe it, before giving him this look and leaving.
In the same vein, the issue was hers and not yours.
lanouvelleheloise · 27/07/2017 11:15
I have a story that takes the biscuit on this. I have had very few sexual partners in my life, having been in two long term relationships. When I first got with DH we had a pack of condoms that was faulty. The first time it happened, I thought it was one of those rare one-offs - I had literally never had it happen before. The second time, I realised it must be a fault with the batch. I had to get the morning after pill on both occasions, and I went to a clinic in the hospital for this purpose. When I went the second time, a male nurse was filling in the paperwork and when I said it was the second time I'd had it in a relatively short period he actually said "Oh you Newcastle* girls" with an eyeroll that plainly said "Slapper!" I was SO humiliated and offended. I complained but never heard a thing back from the hospital.
*It wasn't Newcastle -have changed the name of the city!
greylove · 27/07/2017 21:08
I am 32 married wearing my wedding ring I have one DD 1 and had a miscarriage 4 months ago so when our condom failed I wanted to protect myself from another pregnancy as I am not ready
The female pharmacist was wearing a cross
I am religious but I am into been sensible kind and I do believe in women and men using contraceptives I am going to make a complaint as I feel that anyone asking for help should not be treated badly I went to another chemist Murrays and was treated very well
Gileswithachainsaw · 27/07/2017 23:07
I've had 2 boots Pharmacist refuse to give me MOP because of their religious beliefs. I cannot believe this is possible in the UK but it is
I can semi understand why a person as an individual doesn't want to prescribe it. However surely they have a duty to do so as the decision has been made by the person who matters most. Or at the very least they should instantly get you a member of staff who can.
Outright refusal is disgusting.
Quite frankly though I think something needs to be signed when they take the job because of the very obvious reasons someone will need this vital medication no questions asked. Because the alternative doesn't bare thinking about
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