Sometimes, you can take precautions but still things might not go to plan.
If you've had unprotected sex but you don't want to get pregnant, you can use emergency contraception. But the most important thing is that you take it as soon as possible and within the time-frame needed for you chosen pill to be effective.
The pill will not work to protect you from pregnancy for any subsequent episodes of unprotected sex or failed contraception.
Things to remember when ordering emergency contraception
Make sure the emergency contraceptive that you have picked can cover the number of days that have passed since you had unprotected sex. We will take this into consideration when you have your consultation.
You can use ellaOne no later than 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected intercourse or contraception failure, but it is most effective if taken within 24 hours. The earlier you take it, the better.
You can use Levonelle/Consilient preferably within 12 hours and no later than 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected intercourse or contraception failure for it to be effective. As with ellaOne, the earlier you use it the more likely it will be to prevent pregnancy.
Remember, we deliver the pill to you. Within Coventry, we can deliver on the same day but all other orders will be processed for next day delivery. Any orders placed after 3.30pm will be posted on the next working day. This will be discussed with you and if needed you may be referred to a local pharmacy.
We cannot be held responsible for any delays caused by the postal service.