Here's some information about Emergency contraception:

Emergency contraception can be taken up to 5 days after  an episode of unprotected sex (not just the morning after) or even later depending on where you are in your cycle. If there is any doubt, it is better for you to speak to your GP or come to one of the sexual health clinics for advice. 

There are two types of emergency contraception: the oral emergency contraceptive pill  which is available from your GP or Leeds Sexual Health,  and the emergency coil which can only be fitted by a specially trained doctor or nurse. This may be available from your GP or is available from Leeds Sexual Health.

If you wish to access emergency contraception it is important to let the receptionist know that what you need when you are booking an appointment so that you are seen quicker.

Your GP may give you a prescription to take to your local pharmacy. Contraception is free of charge to women of all ages in the UK so you do not need to pay for emergency contraception if it is on prescription but you do need to take it within the pharmacy to prevent people accessing it on behalf of other people.  

  • Accessing emergency contraception on time may help prevent an unplanned pregnancy.
  • Visiting your GP or a sexual health clinic for emergency contraception and discussion with a healthcare professional may help you decide on an effective contraceptive method for future.
  • Emergency contraception does not protect against STIs.

There are a number of pharmacies across the city that offer free sexual health services such as Emergency Contraception, Pregnancy Testing and Chlamydia & Gonorrhea testing. In order to qualify for this service you must be a Leeds resident. You will be required to have a 15 minute confidential consultation with the pharmacist when accessing these services. Use the Service Finder and view ‘Emergency Contraception’ to see them on a map. 

Important information
  • Accessing emergency contraception on time may help prevent an unplanned pregnancy.
  • Visiting your GP or a sexual health clinic for emergency contraception and discussion with a healthcare professional may help you decide on an effective contraceptive method for future.
  • Emergency contraception does not protect against STIs.

There are a number of pharmacies across the city that offer free sexual health services such as Emergency Contraception, Pregnancy Testing and Chlamydia & Gonorrhea testing. In order to qualify for this service you must be a Leeds resident. You will be required to have a 15 minute confidential consultation with the pharmacist when accessing these services. Use the Service Finder and view ‘Emergency Contraception’ to see them on a map. 

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