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Emergency Contraception (morning after pill, IUD)

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.

Who to contact


Last updated: 23 Jul 2021