Sexually transmitted infections

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) – what you need to know

Emergency contraceptive pills do not protect against sexually transmitted infections

If you have had unprotected sex you might be at risk of having a sexually transmitted infection. If this is the case, talk to your doctor, or another healthcare professional, about getting tested. They can put your mind at rest, provide treatment and explain how you can avoid passing the infection on to other people with whom you have sex with.

It is also important you take a morning after pill if you have had unprotected sex to ensure you don’t become pregnant.