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Emergency Contraception

If your usual method of contraception has failed (e.g. a condom has split, forgotten to take your pill) or if you did not use contraception, you can use emergency contraception.

Emergency contraception is available in two forms, a pill (sometimes called the morning after pill) which needs to be taken within 3 days (72 hours) or an emergency coil which can be fitted up to 5 days after your contraception has failed or you had unprotected sex.

For more information on both of these methods of emergency contraception or to view a list of where you can go to it please visit the Brook website.

Before going to a pharmacy for emergency contraception you should contact them to make sure that their named pharmacist is available.

For more information about contraceptives visit the contraceptive section of the Brook website.

Last updated 19/01/2018