Emergency Contraception

If you’ve forgotten to take your pill, your condom split or you’ve had unprotected sex in the last 72 hours then you may need emergency contraception, and the sooner you take it the better.

Emergency contraception is available free from Contraception and Sexual Health Services, some GPs (family doctors) and most pharmacies (chemists), even if you’re under 16.

If you’ve had unprotected sex or your condom failed, it is also really important to consider your risk for sexually transmitted infections and to think about your long-term contraception needs. Please phone the surgery to book an emergency appointment.

The Genito-Urinary Medicine Service (GUM) and Contraception and Sexual Health Service (CaSH) can be found at Caryl Thomas Clinic, Headstone Drive, Harrow, HA1 4UQ. Their contact number is 020 3893 8575.