As the name suggests, emergency contraception pills should be for an emergency and not used in place of regular contraception. The oral contraceptive pill works in a similar way to regular contraception – they both can affect ovulation – but they are not the same medicine.
It is also important to remember that the morning after pill cannot protect against sexually transmitted infections. Only condoms can do that.
If you are sexually active, it makes sense to have a regular contraceptive that works for you: whether that is condoms, oral contraceptive pills or an IUD, there are plenty of contraceptives to choose from! If you have more questions, you can make an appointment with your GP to talk about your choices.