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icon_ehcEmergency hormonal contraception (EHC)

If you've had sex without using a condom or other method of contraception, or you think your contraception might have failed (e.g. you forgot to take your pill), you can use emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) to reduce the chance of becoming pregnant. You must act fast though!

EHC needs to be taken within 72 hours (up to 3 days) of unprotected sex but the sooner you take it, the better the chance of it working.ec

Young women can get EHC, free from:

Women of all ages, including young women, can get a free EHC from:

The second option is to get an IUD fitted. IUDs (coils) can act as emergency contraception if they are fitted within 5 days of unprotected sex. Fresh and Northern clinics can fit IUDs Have a look at the IUD and implants section to find out more. 

Have a look at our map of all the places where you can get emergency hormonal contraception. You can also click on the links above.

Emergency hormonal contraception in Manchester

This map shows the locations of pharmacies that can prescribe emergency hormonal contraception.  

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NHS Choices has lots of information about emergency contraception. You can also ask a health professional at one of the services listed above for more information.

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