Emergency hormonal contraception (EHC)
Emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) – is also called the ‘morning after pill’. If you have had unprotected sex, taking emergency hormonal contraception within 3-5 days can help prevent pregnancy. The pill should be taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex – the earlier it is taken, the more effective it is. EHC can be used if you have had sex without using contraception, or if you have had sex but there was a mistake with your usual contraception (for example, a split condom or if you forgot to take your usual contraceptive pills).
Some Pharmacies can charge for EHC, and it needs to be dispensed by a qualified pharmacist so it always worth ringing up before you visit to make sure you will be able to get a free supply from one of the providers on our website.
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