Emergency contraception

Emergency contraception sometimes called the morning-after pill is a pill that can be given by a health professional at a young peoples health clinic or pharmacy. Emergency contraception can help to prevent unplanned pregnancy if no contraception was used or if the condom failed.

After unprotected sex a person has up to five days to access emergency contraception but the sooner it is taken, the better it works.

Emergency contraception does not prevent against the risk of sexually transmitted infections. If a person has had unprotected sex, they should visit young persons health service or a GUM clinic to get tested.

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