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Emergency Hormonal Contraception

Must be 26 or under and live in Coventry

  • 15 min
  • Vantage Chemist

Service Description

Emergency contraception is designed to prevent pregnancy when your normal methods of birth control have failed. For example; if you forget to take the pill , or if a condom splits, or if for some reason you weren’t able to use any type of contraception. There are two types of EHC pill: Levonelle: is only licensed within 72 hours (3 days) of having unprotected sex, although it may work up to 96 hours. Be careful though, it gets less effective as time passes. Ulipristal acetate (UPA or EllaOne): is also a ‘morning after pill’ which is licensed up to 120 hours (5 days) after having unprotected sex, however, it is also most likely to work if taken as soon as possible. Both pills work by stopping you producing an egg (ovulation). If you have already produced an egg they are unlikely to work.

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