Emergency hormonal contraception

Emergency Hormonal Contraception

A number of pharmacies across the borough provide free Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) for those aged under 25 or in receipt of a qualifying benefit. This is the quickest and easiest way to receive EHC treatment and does not require an appointment however it is best to check if the pharmacist is available before you go.

Levonorgestrel can be taken up to 96 hours (4 days) after unprotected sex but is most effective if taken as soon as possible.

The pharmacies participating in the Enfield EHC scheme are available in the map below.

Other Emergency Contraception (not part of the Enfield Council Scheme) include:

The coil – provided it is inserted within 5 days of unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy

EllaOne – this can be taken up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex and is available for purchase at most pharmacies

A pill in its packaging