Emergency Contraceptive Pill

An emergency contraceptive pill (ECP) can be provided to women aged 16 years or older who have had unprotected sex and do not wish to become pregnant.

About Emergency Contraception:

If you have had unprotected sex and do not wish to become pregnant, you can take an emergency contraceptive pill (ECP), also known as the morning-after pill. This is effective up to 72 hours after having unprotected sex. 

If you had unprotected sex more than 72 hours ago, you should consider having an Intrauterine device (IUD) fitted. The IUD will need to be fitted within 5 days after unprotected sex to be effective. Please see your own doctor to arrange this as we are unable to fit an IUD at WeCare Now. 

How can we help? 

Our clinicians can offer medication and advice for women who have had unprotected sex within the last 72 hours and do not wish to become pregnant. Your treatment pack may include the ECP, condoms and a free urine pregnancy test kit to exclude pregnancy 4 weeks after taking the ECP - all provided to you during your consult, saving you time and money with no need to go to a pharmacy.

Who can we treat?

Females aged 16 years and older.

Treatments offered include:

  • ECP - Levonorgestrel (Postinor-1) 1.5 mg
  • Pregnancy test kit
  • Condoms