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Emergency Contraception

Contraceptives such as the pill, the contraceptive implant, and condoms can help to prevent any unplanned pregnancies from arising. However, there are some situations that may arise where you have unprotected sex, or contraception fails.

When this occurs, you can turn to the morning after pill for emergency contraception post-unprotected sex.
At Pillhub, we only prescribe medications that have been approved by the Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), so you can rest assured that all treatments provided are safe and legal.

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What is the morning after pill?

The morning after pill is a form of emergency contraception that can be administered 3-5 days (depending on the type of pill that you take) after unprotected sex takes place. The pill will stop or delay the release of an egg to prevent it from being fertilised. It is not a form of contraception that should be used frequently or relied on – use other forms of contraception where possible.

The morning after pill is not the same as an abortion – they work in completely different ways. The morning after pill will prevent or delay the release of an egg in order to prevent the fertilisation process. An abortion takes place after fertilisation takes place, and is a more complex process.

How effective the morning after pill is depends on the time that you take the pill in relation to when unprotected sex took place. On average, it is thought to be 58-98% effective depending on the type of pill that is taken, and the time that has passed between unprotected sex and taking the morning after pill.