The morning after pill is a small tablet which is taken after sex. It contains the hormone progestogen which delays your ovaries releasing an egg (ovulation).
What is in the Morning after pill?
Alternative to Morning after pill
Copper coil (IUD)
Once after sex
97 - 98%
Blood clot risk
Effect on fertility
Is the morning after pill bad for you?
Can the morning after pill delay your period?
Does bleeding a week after taking the morning after pill mean it's worked?
Can the morning after pill make you gain weight?
Can I buy the morning after pill online?
How Morning after pill works:
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Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health. FSRH Clinical Guideline: Emergency Contraception (March 2017, amended December 2020)