Emergency Hormonal Contraception

If you have had sex without using contraception (unprotected sex), or think that your contraception might have failed, perhaps because a condom has split or you have forgotten to take your pill, taking emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) will usually prevent a pregnancy.

What is EHC?

EHC is sometimes known as the ‘morning after pill’, but this is misleading because it can be used up to several days after sex. Emergency pill – you must take the pill within 3 days (72 hours) of unprotected sex, but it is more effective the sooner you take it. The Pharmacists at Barkerhouse Pharmacy are trained and take part in the East Lancashire EHC scheme. This is a free, totally confidential service. The Pharmacist will sit down with you in our private consultation area and ask you a series of questions to ensure that it is safe and appropriate for you if this is the case you will be able to take the EHC there and then.

To learn more about how to access emergency hormonal contraception, contact us here or drop into the pharmacy.