When in 2010 I found myself in an emergency situation when I needed the morning after pill, in Poland it was necessary to have a medical prescription to get one. In theory it was not a complicated procedure, especially for people with means to go to a private clinic, but in reality it meant one had to find a liberal doctor who would be willing to prescribe the pill. In the 24 hours period when I was trying to get the prescription, I went to 3 places, I called about 10 more and I was declined every time. I was told that ‘the doctor has certain standards’, that ‘he is not that kind of a doctor’. Eventually I was given a prescription from a gynecologist in a private clinic who agreed to give it to me without any payment for a visit so that I was not officially signed in as his patient.