WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
• Some women may experience bleeding
or spotting after taking the ECP and some
may experience an earlier or later start to
• It is important to have a pregnancy test 3 to
4 weeks after taking the ECP to ensure that you
are not pregnant even if you have a period in the
CLIENT INFORMATION AND
• There is no evidence that the ECP will affect the
unborn baby if you do become pregnant.
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The ECP does not give you any ongoing protection against pregnancy.
Using ECP as a regular form of birth control is not recommended. It is important to use condoms or another form of contraception for ongoing protection against pregnancy. You can talk to a health professional about this, there is contact information enclosed.
Emergency Contraception does not protect you against sexually transmitted infections.
You can arrange a check up 2 weeks after you have had unprotected sex. Check-ups can be done at your GP or at Sexual Health Services, contact information enclosed.
Some women need ECP because they were forced
or coerced into having sex. This can be difficult to
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discuss, if this is an issue contact a specialist Sexual
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Abuse Service, contact information enclosed.
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USEFUL CONTACT DETAILS
WHY DO I NEED TO USE EMERGENCY
Your General Practitioner
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If you have sexual intercourse and you do not use contraception you may become pregnant. You may
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also need emergency contraception if you have missed
WHAT IS THE EMERGENCY
CONTRACEPTIVE PILL (ECP)?
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• The ECP is a high dose contraceptive pill
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containing a hormone called levonorgestrel.
• It is thought the ECP stops pregnancy by
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the ovary, it may also cause changes in the
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lining of the uterus (womb) that discourages
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• The ECP can be taken up to three (3) days
following unprotected sexual intercourse.
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• The ECP prevents the majority of pregnancies
and is most effective if taken within 24 hours.
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• The ECP can be used at any time during the
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If unprotected sex occurred more than three (3) days
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ago it is advisable to discuss your options promptly
with a health professional. Contact, Sexual Health,
your GP or Family Planning as there maybe better
options (contact information included on this leaflet).
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HOW DO I TAKE THE ECP?
• Take the ECP as soon as possible. As some
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women feel sick after taking the ECP it is best
• If you vomit within three (3) hours of taking the
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ECP you should return to your healthcare
provider as you may need to take it again.
• If you are already using a regular method of
contraception such as the oral contraceptive pill,
continue to take this at your regular time.
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