Emergency Contraception

If intercourse has occurred without contraception or the method used may have failed, there are two emergency methods which can be used.

The most common emergency contraception is 'the morning after pills' available over the counter at most chemists. These must be started up to 3 days after intercourse and are most effective if taken within the first 24hours.

The second emergency contraception is the fitting of an IUD or Intrauterine device, which must be fitted within 5 days after sex. This can be arranged through your GP, Family planning clinic, sexual health clinic at a hospital and sometimes accidents and emergency departments at the hospital may be willing to help.

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