EMERGENCYCONTRACEPTION – WHAT IS IT AND HOW DO I GET IT?
This week is Sexual Health week as presented by the Family Planning Association. The focus is on emergency contraception.
Emergency contraception is required if a woman has sex without a condom whilst not on contraception, if her contraception has been used incorrectly or if another medicine or symptom eg. diarrhoea and vomiting, may mean that it is not working as it should.
Emergency contraception can be used up to 5 days after unprotected sex.
If you think you need emergency contraception, you should seek help from a medical professional as soon as possible.
In brief, emergency contraception comes in the form of pills / tablets or as a IUD, a copper coil fitted into the womb, to prevent fertilisation of an egg.
The earlier that emergency contraception is given, the lower the risk of pregnancy.
Emergency contraception is not a reliable form of preventing pregnancy and should not ideally be used as a main method of contraception.
Emergency contraception tablets can be sought at our clinic, pharmacies, GP’s and sexual health clinics.
Emergency contraception in the form on IUD /the coil, can be provided at some GP’s or sexual health clinics.
For more information you can visit the Family Planning Association (FPA) website.
Our clinic is able to provide emergency contraception tablets and advice for a modest price. Please enquire for details:
Call 07531194797 or 0845 868 4480 or firstname.lastname@example.org