Emergency Contraception

There are two types of emergency contraception available. On is a hormone pill that you take within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse known as Levonelle one-step. Prescriptions for this are available from the practice, from the Waldron family planning clinic or directly from the local pharmacist without prescription. The other form of emergency contraception is the intra-uterine contraceptive device (IUCD) which can be inserted up to five days after unprotected intercourse. This is available at the Waldron family planning clinic. Prescriptions and IUCDs are free of charge

If you are registered at Amersham Vale Practice and require an emergency contraception please book an appointment with a GP- call and let receptionist know this is a reson for an appointment in order to prioritise your appointment.

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