Emergency Contraceptive Pill - help and advice for women in Ireland

Accidents happen, even with the most careful planning. If you’ve had unprotected sex or you think your normal contraception hasn't worked (maybe due to a missed pill, or a split condom), you can take the emergency contraceptive pill.

The emergency contraceptive pill is also commonly known as "the morning after pill".

It is best to take the morning after pill as soon as possible to prevent pregnancy.

How to get the emergency contaceptive pill

You can buy it over the counter in your local pharmacy. To find your nearest pharmacy stocking emergency contraception use the pharmacy finder.

Your doctor or sexual health clinic can also prescribe the morning after pill.

Find out if emergency contraception is right for you.