Had unprotected sex?

Had unprotected sex?

Or has your regular method of contraception failed? Asking for emergency contraception is a responsible choice.

Did you know there are 3 methods of emergency contraception?

Emergency contraception can be very effective especially if you have an IUD fitted or if the emergency contraceptive pill is taken soon after sex.

Emergency Contraceptive Pills

There are 2 types of emergency hormonal pills which can be taken up to 5 days (120hrs) after unprotected sex. It is more effective the sooner it is taken.

Visit one of our clinics to find out about your options.

You can get the emergency contraceptive pill for FREE from any of the following locations listed below.

  • Contraception and Sexual Health Clinics, including FRESH clinics.
  • Brook
  • Your GP (Your Doctor)
  • NHS Walk-In Centres
  • If it is evening or weekend or you are not in your local area then look on NHS Choices for your nearest provider.
  • The Pharmacy (most pharmacies run a scheme where you can get the emergency contraceptive pill free).

Find your nearest pharmacy here



An IUD can be fitted as a method of emergency contraception up to 5 days after sex, or up to 5 days after ovulation (The earliest time an egg could have been released)


If you have had unprotected sex, you’re also at risk of an STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections) so it’s a good idea to get tested for STI’s.

For more information visit:



If you feel you have put yourself at risk of HIV, follow this link for further advice and information 



Click play to watch the Sexwise video below of Elephants talk Emergency Contraception