Emergency hormonal contraception is a tablet that a woman takes to help prevent pregnancy following unprotected sex. Unprotected sex includes when other forms of contraception have failed in some way, such as a condom coming off during sex.
Emergency hormonal contraception is also known as the morning-after pill or the emergency contraceptive pill
The morning-after pill works by delaying the release of an egg during the ovulation phase of your menstrual cycle. However, it’s important to take the emergency contraceptive pill as soon as possible following unprotected sex for it to be effective.
There are two types of emergency contraceptive pill available: ellaOne and Levonelle. Both types of morning-after pills need to be taken as soon as possible after sexual intercourse, preferably the same day. Whilst you will need to collect emergency contraceptive pills in-store, you can order and collect the tablets on the same day.
Levonelle and ella-One are available at our Grimsby pharmacy stores.
Periville Pharmacy branches across Grimsby issue emergency contraception.
You will need to come into a branch and fill in a short questionnaire. The pharmacist will then go through the questionnaire with you and if it is suitable, they will supply the pill or they will refer you to another service if the tablet is not suitable for you. During your consultation, the pharmacist will advise you as to which contraceptive pill is suitable for you.
The morning-after pill is not a regular form of contraceptive and is only for occasional – emergency – use.
Emergency contraception does not protect you against STIs. It’s good practice to always use a condom, even if you are also taking a different form of birth control. Condoms will protect you against STIs as well as helping to prevent pregnancy.
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