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This is provided in the form of tablets ('morning after pills') or by having an IUD (coil) fitted. It is important that you are seen as soon as possible after unprotected sex has occurred. This means that the treatment given is more likely to prevent an unwanted pregnancy.
Please make drop in or make an appointment to see the practice nurses if you think need emergency contraception. They will then discuss the options with you. If you prefer some local pharmacies can provide emergency contraception free of charge, but please come and see us in the surgery when you can so we can arrange a more long term and reliable form of contraception.
Contraception is free for most people in the UK. With 15 methods to choose from, you'll find one that suits you.
Contraceptive methods allow you to choose when and if you want to have a baby, but they don't protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Condoms help to protect against STIs and pregnancy, so whatever other method of contraception you're using to prevent pregnancy, use condoms as well to protect your and your partner's health. Take a look at the following video for more information…
Methods of Contraception
There are lots of methods to choose from, so don't be put off if the first thing you use isn't quite right for you; you can try another.
You can read about each of the different methods of contraception by visiting these pages