Emergency Contraception

Emergency Contraception

If you have sex without using contraception, or if there is a risk that your contraception may have failed (eg, split condom, forgotten a pill), then you can use emergency contraception to prevent a pregnancy.  

If you have sex without using contraception, or if there is a risk that your contraception may have failed (eg, split condom, forgotten a pill), then you can use emergency contraception to prevent a pregnancy.

Emergency Contraception can be taken after unprotected sex (condom split, missed pill, didn’t use any contraception to prevent pregnancy).

It is sometimes called the “morning after pill” but can be taken up to 72 hours (three days) after unprotected sex.

If you have had unprotected sex more than 72 hours ago, you can still access Emergency Contraception or an Emergency IUD (sometimes called a coil) up to five days after unprotected sex from Morley Street CASH clinic.

Emergency Contraception is available from your GP (doctor) for free. You can make an emergency appointment and you do not need to tell the receptionist what you need.

Where else you can access emergency contraception if you are under 25

Or

During the Christmas Holidays

What is emergency contraception?

Emergency contraception is either an emergency pill or a copper coil which has a longer period of opportunity. It is sometimes known as the ‘morning after pill’ but this is a bit confusing because it can be taken up to three to five days after unprotected sex.