Emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if your contraceptive method has failed, for example a condom has split or you've missed a pill.
Emergency contraception does not protect against sexually transmitted infections.
There are two types of emergency contraception:
- the emergency contraceptive pill (sometimes called the morning after pill)
- the IUD (intrauterine device, or coil)
Visit the NHS Choices for more information on emergency contraception and where to access it.