Emergency contraception

If you need emergency contraception call 0300 0085522 to make an appointment. See our clinic pages to find your nearest clinic.

When would I need emergency contraception?

You can use emergency contraception if:

  • you've had unprotected sex (that's sex without using any contraception)
  • you think your contraception might have failed.

Where can I get emergency contraception?

As well as our services you can also get free and confidential emergency contraception from:

  • Pharmacists offer emergency contraception free for all 16 – 24 year olds regardless of prescriptions. Links to local pharmacies within Hertfordshire are available on the Mogolistings website 
  • A&E departments and minor injury units can give emergency contraception if other services aren't open.

What is emergency contraception?

There are two methods of emergency contraception that can prevent pregnancy:

• The emergency contraceptive pill: There are two types of pill that must be taken within three to five days of sex.

• The IUD (intrauterine device, or coil): This can be inserted into your uterus up to five days after unprotected sex and must be fitted by a specially trained nurse or doctor. Contact us for more information.

Where can I get more information?

The Family Planning Association has more helpful information.