Is emergency contraception right for me?

Emergency contraception may prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure. It has to be used as soon as possible

If you’ve had unprotected sex within the last 5 days, and it is not the right time in your life to have a baby, you are right to consider emergency contraception.

Talk to your Pharmacist or ask them for details of other sources for getting emergency contraception.

Have you had unprotected sex?

  • Did the condom slip off or break?
  • Did you forget to:

– Take your contraceptive pill?

– Insert your contraceptive ring?

– Apply your contraceptive patch?

  • Did your diaphragm or cap slip or did you forget to use it?
  • Did he fail to pull out in time?
  • Did you forget to use any contraception?


My emergency contraception options

There are two different emergency contraceptive options:

  • “Morning after pill’ tablet for oral use
  • Intrauterine device  (or coil) to be fitted in the womb