Emergency contraception

If you've had unprotected sex and are worried you may be pregnant, you have 2 choices of emergency contraception:

The coil

The coil can be used as emergency contraception but needs to be inserted within 5 days after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. To have a coil fitted, book an appointment with your doctor (you'll need to check that they offer this service) or visit one of our clinics.

Morning after pill

The morning after pill can be taken up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex but is most effective if you take it as soon as possible. Find out where to get the morning after pill from a pharmacist or clinic near you by entering your post code below.

If you're too late for emergency contraception

You can access advice by calling our helpline on 0300 790 0245 between 8am and 8pm Monday to Thursday, 8am and 5pm on Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturday. Alternatively, you can visit one of our clinics. You can also get advice about unplanned pregnancy from the Marie Stopes website.

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