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.

Emergency Contraception is available free from:

  • Clinics at Contraception and Sexual Health (Portsmouth)
  • Pharmacies
  • Sexsense Clinics
  • Your GP (including out of hours)
  • St Mary’s Treatment Centre, St Mary’s Hospital Site
  • Accident & Emergency Department, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham

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 longterm contraception needs. Please phone the surgery to book an emergency appointment.

If you miss the 72 hours it is still possible to have an emergency coil fitted up to 5 days after unprotected sex. You can have an emergency coil fitted for free at your local sexual health clinic. Call Ella Gordon on 023 9268 0300 to see what time they can see you today!