Emergency contraception types
There are two kinds of emergency contraception available to reduce the risk of an unplanned pregnancy - the IUD and the emergency contraceptive pill.
An IUD is the most effective form of emergency contraceptive. If inserted within 5 days of unprotected sex, it can prevent up to 99.9% of unplanned pregnancy. It's also an effective, long-acting reversible contraceptive and can be left in for 5 or 10 years depending on which type is used.
Emergency contraceptive pill
The emergency contraceptive pill, also known as the 'morning after pill', can be used to reduce the risk of an unplanned pregnancy and can be taken up to 5 days after unprotected sex.