Didn’t use a condom? Condom split? Forgot to take your pill? Worried about pregnancy?
If you have forgotten to take your pill but have not had sex since, click here for more information about what you should do.
Don’t panic … if you have had sex without contraception or you think the contraception might have failed, it is still possible to prevent a pregnancy.
Within the first 3 days … take a pill known as Emergency Contraception, within 72 hours (this is sometimes known as the morning after pill but it will actually work up to 3 days after having unprotected sex. However, the sooner you take this the better).
After 3 days, but before 5 days … you can have an emergency coil fitted.
After 5 days … it is important that you get a pregnancy test as soon as possible.
You do not need to cope with an unplanned pregnancy on your own.
If the pregnancy test is negative or you have managed to have emergency contraception in time, this is a good time to think about your future contraception choices.
If you have had sex without a condom, you may have a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI). Some STIs have no symptoms so it is important that you are tested. Condoms are free from various venues in this area using a C Card.
Where can you get emergency contraception?
You can also speak to your school / college nurse or visit your local SAFE branded pharmacy. All information is completely confidential.
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