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4 interesting reasons P2 sales soar around Valentine's Day

The local chemist is likely to register a record high in sales of the morning-after pill this February, thanks to Valentine's Day. The phenomenon only rivals the sales recorded around New Year's Day.

Woman in white long-sleeve shirt sitting on a bed [Image Credit: Polina Tankilevitch]

Ah, Valentine's Day! A time for love, chocolates, possibly too-expensive dinners, and, as it turns out, a notable uptick in the sales of the P2 emergency contraceptive pill.

Yes, you read that right. While some are rushing to book romantic getaways, others are making a beeline for the pharmacy!

Let's dive into this amusing yet illuminating trend that highlights the P2 pill's role in modern romantic contexts.

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It seems that alongside buying gifts and planning special dates, many are also thinking about post-date logistics.

After getting swept up in all the emotions that go with the annual 'month of love' celebrations, some couple may relax a lot of the rules that dictate their contraception habits, forcing them into an emergency situation.

In the age of Tinder, Bumble, and, let's be honest, some truly cinematic meet-cutes online, the narrative of romance is ever-evolving.

Many first-date goers may opt to remain safe with a pack of P2, just in case they violate their own first-date rule and give in to the love bug.

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These little tablets have become an integral part of the modern love toolkit, sitting comfortably between the roses and the heart-shaped chocolates.

Why does Valentine's Day, in particular, see such a peak in P2 pill purchases? It's not just about the romance or the potential for passion. It's about people being proactive and responsible in their romantic endeavors.

Consider it a toast to responsible romance, where being prepared is as sexy as the perfect date outfit.

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Well, where human emotions and societal expectations collide, sometimes, reason goes out the window and a dark side of humanity shows.

Sadly, a lot of those purchasing emergency contraception around this time will be women who have suffered assault.

Health Note: This is generalised information and is not meant to be comprehensive. To make informed contraception decisions, please consult a healthcare professional. Intimate partner violence can be reported through Kenya's 24-hour national helpline for gender-based violence 1195.

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This content was created with the help of an AI model and verified by the writer.

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