Emergency contraception

Emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if the contraception you have used has failed – for example, a condom has split or you have missed a pill.

There are 2 types of emergency contraception:

  • the emergency contraceptive pill – Levonelle or ellaOne (the "morning after" pill)
  • the intrauterine device (IUD or coil)

Emergency Hormonal contraception can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex. Some pills can be used up to five days afterwards. A copper coil can be inserted up to five days afterwards to prevent implantation.

More information on emergency contraception is available on the NHS.uk website.

If you think you need emergency contraception you should contact a sexual health clinic, or a local pharmacy as soon as possible.

Pharmacies issuing emergency contraception

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Click on the pharmacy name to view location, directions and opening times.

Kidderminster

Worcester

Stourport

Redditch

Bromsgrove

Rubery

Droitwich

Claines

Malvern

Pershore

Evesham

  • Boots Bridge Street 01386 675252
  • Shaunack’s - Vale Pharmacy 01386 47613
  • Shaunack’s - Waterside 01386 443222
  • Shaunack’s - Bengeworth 01386 446244

Tenbury

  • Rowlands 01584 810480

Upton

  • Boots 01684 592637

Bewdley

  • B&H Jagpal 01299 403034
  • Murray’s 01299 402132