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What is Emergency Contraception?

There are two types of emergency contraception

  • Emergency contraceptive pills (morning after pill)
  • IUD (intrauterine device)

Emergency contraception pills can be used to help prevent an unwanted pregnancy up to five days after unprotected sex. An emergency IUD possibly longer.

Emergency contraception can be used if a contraceptive method fails, for instance a condom splits or a pill is forgotten or taken late, or if no contraception is used (i.e. 'unprotected' sex).

Where to find emergency contraception:

You can attend one of our Conifer clinics for more information about Emergency Contraception during clinic times or alternatively, you can access your local pharmacy.

To search for a pharmacy near you for Emergency contraception click here:  www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/Emergency contraception

Please note: not all pharmacies provide emergency contraception.