Emergency contraception Services in Northampton

You might find yourself in need of emergency contraception to prevent pregnancy if your regular form of contraception has failed or if you have had unprotected sex. Also known as the morning after pill, West Chemist can help women obtain emergency contraception to prevent an unplanned pregnancy.

Emergency Contraception from West Chemist

You usually don’t need to see a GP to get the emergency contraception because pharmacists like those at West Chemist can usually help. We offer compassionate and confidential services so you won’t have to ask at the counter for emergency contraception. Simply request to speak with a pharmacist and one of our highly trained members of staff will take you into a private consultation room to discuss your options.

Morning After Pill Cost

Certain groups of women may be able to get emergency contraception free of charge through the NHS. If you aren’t eligible, our pharmacists can discuss the different options for purchasing the morning after pill privately.

Emergency Contraception Types

There are two types of morning after pill available from West Chemist. When taken correctly as soon as possible after the unprotected sex, the morning after pill can be up to 99.9% effective. The morning after pill can be taken by most women, however it should not be used as a regular type of contraception.

  • Levonelle:
    The most common pill, it can be used up to 72 hours after having unprotected sex and does not need a prescription.
  • ellaOne:
    A newer type of emergency contraception pill, it can be taken up to 120 hours after unprotected sex but is only available on prescription.
    If you need emergency contraception services in Northampton, visit or contact your local West Chemist pharmacy.

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