Emergency Contraception is used to prevent pregnancy after un-protected sex or contraception failure (e.g. burst condom)
Emergency contraception should be taken/administered as soon as possible after the event.
The two options (depending on situation) are
- Morning after pill - available from your local pharmacy or unite sexual health clinic
- The copper IUD (coil) - available from the GP practice only if a coil trained GP is available on the day OR Unity Sexual Health Clinic.
You can find out your nearest pharmacies that provide emergency contraception by:
Texting 80011 with ‘pharmacy emergency contraception [and your post code]’
You will get a text response with the 3 nearest pharmacies with their names, addresses, telephone numbers and distance from the post code you’ve entered.
Standard text message rates from your provider may apply when using this service.
(Source Unity Health Clinic)