Essex sexual Health Service -
If you have had sex without using contraception, or you think your contraception has failed, you may be able to use the emergency contraception.
There are two types of emergency contraception available from pharmacies and our clinics: the emergency contraceptive pill (often referred to as the morning after pill) and the intrauterine device (IUD). The IUD is the most effective method of emergency contraception.
Is a type of emergency contraceptive pill can be taken within three days (72 hours) of unprotected sex. Levonelle contains levonorgestrel, a synthetic hormone that prevents unwanted pregnancy
This emergency contraceptive pill can be taken five days (120 hours) after unprotected sex.
A coil can be inserted up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex but may also be used beyond that timescale in certain circumstances. This is the most effective type of emergency contraception.
If you have any questions or concerns, our friendly team in the service intelligence centre will be pleased to help.
Contraception Implant can also be discussed with The Sexual Health Clinic