Emergency Contraception

We offer emergency contraception service to patients who have had UPSI - unprotected sexual encounter.

Each individual case is treated on its own merit.Emergency Contraception services.

Prior to offering any treatment, we obtain full details including sexual and past medical history including present medications and any known allergies.

We maintain full confidentiality of all our clients and do not share any of the information obtained with any third party without the written permission of the client.

All our clients undergo initial assessment to determine their current risk of getting pregnant, their future contraceptive needs, risk of contracting STD (sexually transmitted infection or disease), assess any possible risk of any non-consensual sex and finally whether the client is vulnerable in any way.

We provide both written and oral information regarding their contraceptive options and assist our clients with making informed decision depending on their particular circumstances and this may include the concurrent use of other drugs which may affect the efficacy of the emergency contraceptive options.

The current choices for Emergency contraception include:

  • Levonorgestrel
  • Ulipristal
  • Copper IUCD – intrauterine contraceptive device

Patients do sometimes vomit following the use of Emergency Contraceptive.

If the vomiting takes place within 2-3hrs of taking the pill we will recommend to repeat the treatment.

In some cases if the client is taking other medication, especially those that induce the Liver enzymes which include certain antibiotics like Rifampicin and Rifabutin, certain anticonvulsants like carbamazepine, Phenytoin, Barbiturates, Primidone and Topiramate, certain herbs like St John’s Wort and certain retroviral medications, it may be necessary to recommend the placement of Copper IUCD, or to double the dose of Levonorgestrel to 3mg.

We do advise our clients that they use alternative and preferably barrier methods including condoms prior to the onset of the next menses and if there is a delay in the onset of the next period we recommend that they take a pregnancy test.

For more information regarding Emergency Contraception, please contact us on 0800 6785196 or via our contact form.