Get emergency contraception

If you’ve had unprotected sex and don’t want to get pregnant, you can get emergency contraception. Don’t delay finding a service.

Only women can be prescribed emergency contraception.

Your options include:

  • an Emergency Hormonal Contraceptive (EHC) tablet which can be taken up to 120 hours or 5 days after unprotected sex
  • the IUD (copper coil) which is more effective than oral emergency contraception

You can: