Sexual health and contraceptive services

Emergency contraception

Emergency Hormonal Contraception, or EHC, is sometimes referred to as the ’morning after pill’ or the '72 hour pill'. It can be taken up to 72 hours or 3 days after having unprotected sex or if another contraceptive method fails.

The sooner you take it, the more effective it is.

Even if it has been more than 72 hours since you had unprotected sex it is worth contacting your local sexual health clinic or GP as soon as possible for more help and advice.