A short-term pregnancy prevention method
If you've had unprotected sex or think your contraception hasn't worked properly you could be pregnant.
If you've had unprotected sex in the last 5 days and don't want to be pregnant, you can use emergency contraception.
Important emergency contraception fact: You should take emergency contraception as soon as possible after unprotected sex to prevent getting pregnant, as it only works up to 5 days after unprotected sex. If you've had unprotected sex more than 5 days ago, and/or you are late for your period, you will need to take a pregnancy test.
Intrauterine device (IUD): Over 99% when taken within 5 days of unprotected sex.
Emergency contraceptive pill: Up to 85% when taken within 5 days of unprotected sex.