Our pharmacists can provide you with Emergency Hormonal Contraception:
Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) is also called ‘the morning after pill’. If you have had unprotected sex, taking emergency hormonal contraception within 3-5 days can help prevent pregnancy. The pill should be taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex – the earlier it is taken, the more effective it is. EHC can be used if you have had sex without using contraception, or if you have had sex but there was a mistake with your usual contraception (for example, a split condom or if you forgot to take your usual contraceptive pills).
Although EHC is effective, it is not as reliable as regular planned contraception. Therefore, it should only be used in an emergency.
We are a C-Card distribution point and can provide free condoms to those under the age of 25 who are registered on the C-Card scheme. The C-Card scheme is a confidential service for young people under 25 in Gloucestershire to get free condoms and advice on sex and relationships. Just hand over your C-Card and we will discretely give you your packet of free condoms. For more information go to http://gloucestershire.respectyourself.info/service/condom-distribution/
Remember condoms provide the best protection against both STIs and unplanned pregnancy.
If you would like further advice on sexual health or are under 25 and want to order a FREE Chlamydia testing kit please go to the Hope House Sexual Health Services Gloucestershire website http://www.hopehouse.nhs.uk/
Contact us if you would like to request an appointment: