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Emergency contraceptives
In case of unprotected sex, don’t panic. Contact PTMD for quick and discreet Emergency Contraceptive Services for a safe way to avoid unwanted pregnancy.

If you and your partner are sexually active, it is important to take steps to avoid unwanted pregnancy.

While common methods like condoms do provide some element of protection, they can sometimes fail. In the event that your contraception method has failed or in the event that you find yourself in unprotected and unprepared situations, do not hesitate to contact us for a discreet Emergency Contraceptive Service .

Facts About Emergency Contraception

There are several things about emergency contraception one should know before making use of the prescription options you have to choose from. One important fact is that emergency birth control, otherwise known as the Morning After Pill, should be taken within 3 to 5 days after unprotected sex to increase the chances against unwanted pregnancy. The sooner it is taken, the higher the effectiveness.

There are two different types of emergency contraception pills:

  1. Levonelle Pill. The Levonelle pill is so-called because it contains levonorgestrel, a synthetic variant of the hormone progesterone produced within your ovaries. They work by stopping or delaying ovulation. This pill needs to be taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex.
  2. ellaOne Pill. The ellaOne pill is a morning-after pill that differs from Levonelle by containing ulipristal acetate instead of levonorgestrel. Ulipristal acetate is a progesterone receptor modulator which inhibits the hormone’s function to stop or delay ovulation. The ellaOne pill is still effective when taken up to five days after unprotected sex, but is not effective is ovulation has already occurred.
Please call PTMD immediately if you have had unprotected sex and are concerned about the possibility of unwanted pregnancy. Our compassionate pharmacists can offer informative advice and guidance regarding your decision which can help put you at ease. We offer Emergency Hormonal Contraception Services including the morning after pill service privately or on the NHS. For more information regarding this discreet, essential service, get in touch on 01608 666 017.
Emergency Contracetion
For more information regarding this discreet, essential service, get in touch on 01608 666 017