Let’s just get this over with: if you have sex with someone and you don’t want to get pregnant, you should use contraception. You know that. Everybody knows that.
But we also know that sometimes condoms break, you can forget to take your pill, people sometimes get carried away and forget it altogether, or use the pull out method because they don’t like condoms – which doesn’t work, by the way.
This article isn’t going to lecture you or tell you off. What we will do is explain the steps you should consider taking if you have had unprotected sex or contraceptive failure and you don’t want to have a baby.
We spoke to Bethany Fawcett, Contraceptive and Sexual Health Nurse at Brook^, for some advice on what to do after unprotected sex.
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