If you want to avoid an unintended pregnancy following unprotected sex or a condom splitting, you might wish to consider emergency contraception. The emergency contraceptive pill, also called the 'morning-after' pill, can be taken within 72 hours (3 days) of having unprotected sex, and is more effective the sooner it's taken. Other forms of intrauterine emergency contraceptive can also be used up to 120 hours (5 days) after having unprotected sex.
You can get emergency contraception from GP's, THinK Sexual Health Clinics and a number of local pharmacies. For an up to date of Sexual Health Clinics in Knowsley please visit the 'Our Clinics' page on the website. Click here to find your nearest local pharmacy offering emergency hormonal contraception.
The emergency contraceptive pill can prevent pregnancy if you've had unprotected sex, but should only be used in an emergency. It's not a replacement for regular contraception. There are lots of methods of contraception to choose from, so don't be put off if the first thing you use isn't quite right for you; you can try another. You can find out more about each of the different methods of contraception by visiting the NHS Choices website.