Emergency Contraception

packaging for levonorgestrel emergency pill

packaging for etonogestrel emergency pill








Emergency contraception is available via GP services, sexual health clinics, pharmacies, and online

  • The copper intrauterine device (IUD, copper coil) is the most effective form of emergency contraception
  • There are two types of emergency contraception pills (Levonorgestrel and Ulipristal Acetate)
  • Emergency contraception works best as early as possible after unprotected sex
  • You can still have emergency contraception up to five days after unprotected sex
  • For more information see Emergency Contraception
  • Contact a sexual health clinic or your GP to discuss the options
  • Doctors and nurses can issue electronic prescriptions for emergency pills to collect at a pharmacy, or for home delivery (if a pharmacy offers this)
  • A clinic appointment will be arranged for people needing an emergency IUD (copper coil)
  • Emergency contraception pills can be bought in pharmacies without a prescription (and are free in some areas)