Private & Confidential ‘morning-after-pill’
Our Emergency Contraception
Getting emergency hormonal contraception
Our specialists will begin by making sure that you are comfortable to start the consultation. We will then ask few questions to understand your general medical history & sexual history to ensure that most appropriate and effective emergency contraceptive pill is given to you.
If it is safe to do so, we will hand over the emergency contraception to you by the end of the appointment.
We will also recommend that you take a pregnancy test 3 weeks after taking the emergency contraceptive pill.
This can take between 15-20 minutes. You will have enough time to discuss any questions or worries you may have.
Above 16’s only.
Who will I see?
All appointments will have a female chaperone, if necessary.
Is this confidential?
Read more about how we protect your confidentiality.
How much will it cost me?
Emegency Contraception FAQs
What is emergency hormonal contraception (EHC)?
Emergency Contraception (EHC), or ‘The Morning After Pill’, is an effective way of preventing pregnancy within 5 days of unprotected sex or contraception failure.
Sperm can live in the female genital tract for 5 days. Thus, the Emergency Contraception tries to delay ovulation and the release of an egg for 5 days.
Side effects of EHC may include: nausea (feeling sick), headache, tummy pain, and tiredness.
Some may also experience dizziness,, vomiting, breast tenderness and delay/irregular periods.
If you vomit within 2 hrs of taking the EHC pill then seek medical help. You may need to take the pill again.
How does EHC work?
Sperm can live for up to 5 days in the female genital tract. The aim of the EHC is to prevent ovulation (the release of an egg) for up to 5 days.
When should I take it?
The latest you can take EHC is within 5 days of contact.