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Routine and Emergency Contraception

If you require a repeat prescription for the contraceptive pill, want to discuss your future options or require the advanced emergency contraception, Ella One, we can help.

Routine contraception:

We can help if you need a repeat prescription of your contraceptive pill or whether you need to discuss contraceptive options with a GP. There are numerous options available to you including different types of pill, implants and coils. We do not fit implants and coils here but can organise a fast-track referral to a consultant gynaecologist who can do this for you.

Emergency contraception:

Traditional emergency contraception is effective up to 72 hours and is available over the counter at pharmacies. Ella One is a new emergency contraceptive which is effective up to 5 days and remains effective even if emergency contraceptive has been previously used during your menstrual cycle. This is available at our clinic with a consultation and a prescription which can be dispensed by most pharmacies.


The condom broke. What should I do?

In the event of a broken condom, you may wish to take emergency contraception in order to avoid becoming pregnant. This is a pill which can be taken up to 72 hours following unprotected sex (the sooner the better). If you are worried about contracting an STD/STI, you can book yourself in for a sexual health screening 10 days after having unprotected sex.

Can I get pregnant if I have sex during my period?

Yes. Although your fertility fluctuates over the course of your menstrual cycle (highest during ovulation), there is never a 100% safe time to have unprotected sex if you do not want to get pregnant.

Can I get pregnant if my partner does not ejaculate inside me during intercourse?

Yes. ‘Pulling out’ is not a foolproof method, because fluid containing sperm can be released from the urethra before climax.



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Please note that Walk In Clinic is a private medical centre and not an NHS service.