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.
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.
Many pharmacies are now able to offer emergency contraception.
Please see the below list of pharmacies across the county that are part of the scheme offering free emergency contraception for people aged 13 and over.
Lloyds Pharmacy, 56 High Street, Billingshurst RH14 9NY
Day Lewis Pharmacy, Maywood Healthcare Centre, 225 Hawthorn Road
Kamsons Pharmacy, 11 Royal Parade, Central Avenue, North Bersted, Bognor Regis
Hopkins Pharmacy, 29 Station Road, Burgess Hill RH15 9DE
Kamsons Pharmacy, 13a Eastgate Square, Chichester PO19 1JL
Stephens Pharmacy, 7 The Ridgeway, Sherbourne Road, Parklands, Chichester PO19
Lloyds Pharmacy, 86 High Street, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks BN6 9PX
Day Lewis Pharmacy, The Park Surgery, Albion Way, Horsham RH12 1BG
Rudgwick Pharmacy, 22 Martlet Court, Church Street, Rudgwick, Horsham RH12 3HA
Cokeham Pharmacy, 2-3 Inglecroft Court, Cokeham Road, Sompting, Lancing BN15 0AN
Boots, 149-151 High Street, Selsey PO20 0QB
Bakhai, 7-11 East Street, Shoreham-By-Sea BN43 5ZE
Day Lewis Pharmacy, 10 Brunswick Road, Shoreham-By-Sea BN43 5WB
Greens Chemist, 1-3 St MaryS Road, Shoreham By Sea BN43 5ZA
Lloyds Pharmacy, 1 North Street, Storrington RH20 4DJ
Kamsons Pharmacy, 22-24 Broadwater Street West, Worthing, BN14 9DA