Emergency Contraception

The contraceptive pill

If you have had unprotected sex or your usual method of contraception has failed, you may be concerned about getting pregnant. One of the options available to you can be the post-contraceptive pill that prevents or delays ovulation.

Although often called in the morning after taking the pill, it can take up to five days after unprotected sex, depending on what type of pill you are taking. The sooner you take the pill afterwards, the more likely you are to avoid pregnancy.

The morning-after pill is for emergency use and should not be used regularly.

If you need the pill immediately afterwards

The hormonal emergency contraceptives available at Darling’s pharmacy are for women who have had unprotected sex in the past five days. Just step into the nearest Darling’s pharmacy as soon as possible to have a friendly, calming and confidential conversation with one of our pharmacists. They can advise you on your emergency contraception options and offer you any help or support you may need. Alternatively, you can see your local family doctor or sexual health/contraception clinic.

If you need the pill immediately afterwards, online delivery is not the right option. It is best to go to the nearest Darling’s pharmacy as soon as possible.

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