Emergency hormonal contraceptive pill (EHC)
What is the emergency hormonal contraceptive pill?
The effectiveness of the emergency contraceptive pill decreases over time. If it is taken within 24 hours of having unprotected sex it prevents 95% of pregnancies. It is important to make contact with our service or a pharmacy (see below) as soon as possible.
There are two types of EHC pill:
Ulipristal Acetate (also known as EllaOne)
Ulipristal Acetate can be taken up to five days (120 hours) after having unprotected sex.
Levonorgestel (also known as Levonelle)
Levonorgestel is the most commonly used. It can be taken up to three days (72 hours) after having unprotected sex.
The effectiveness of Levonelle decreases over time. If it is taken within 24 hours of having unprotected sex it prevents 95% of pregnancies.
We offer free emergency contraception for all ages. We are a confidential service and you can easily book a telephone appointment by calling us on 01903 285199.
Our staff are experienced and will provide you with the necessary information and guidance to make sure that you have access to the right emergency contraception.
If you have any questions, please call us on the number provided.
We want to make sure you have access to the resources you need. Across the county, several pharmacies are offering free emergency contraception for people aged 13 – 21 and with a small charge for people aged over 21.
Use the link below to search for a pharmacy near you. We do strongly advise contacting the pharmacy prior to embarking on your journey to see if they still offer this service and what their policy is regarding availability.
Link: Find a Pharmacy near you
We hope this information is helpful and that you can find a nearby pharmacy that provides this service. Should you have any questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01903 285199