If you have had unprotected sex or you think your contraception may have failed you can usually prevent pregnancy by using emergency contraception.
There are 2 types of emergency contraception: the emergency contraceptive pill (the morning after pill) and the intrauterine device (IUD). The IUD is the most effective method of emergency contraception.
Remember, emergency contraception is most effective when used as soon as possible after unprotected sex and no later than 5 days after, and does not protect against sexually transmitted infections.
A guide to emergency contraception can be found here
Or alternatively, if you are under 25 years old OR are entitled to free prescriptions you can access the Pharmacy EHC scheme This service provides the morning after pill (Levonorgestrel 1500) which is effective up to 3 days after unprotected sex. This service is free and confidential.
Many people will know emergency contraception as ‘the morning after pill’. This is used by a woman to reduce the risk of pregnancy after having unprotected sex, or if another method of contraception has failed, eg, if a condom splits or you have missed a pill. However, it does not protect against STIs.
If you need emergency contraception, please call us, walk in or book an appointment at any of our clinics.
What we offer:
The morning-after pill
The morning-after pill (Levonelle). This can be taken up to three days (72 hours) after unprotected sex. It is up to 95% effective within 24 hours after sex, and 56% effective if taken between 48 and 72 hours after sex. The morning-after pill will not protect you against further unprotected sex.
The morning-after pill is available to those of you who come to our a walk-in service.
A pill that can be taken up to five days after unprotected sex. It is up to 95% effective however it will not protect you against further unprotected sex.
IUD / coil
A device the size of a matchstick that is inserted into the womb to prevent pregnancy. It is up to 99.9% effective.
Unfortunately, we do not provide emergency IUD fittings.
Alternatively, if you are 24 years old or under, receiving benefits or are entitled to free PRESCRIPTIONS…
You can attend any of the pharmacies listed below to obtain the morning-after pill, Levonelle, which is effective up to three days after unprotected sex. This service is free and confidential.
Enfield Highway / Enfield Lock / Enfield Wash
619 Hertford Road, Enfield Lock,
68 Island Centre Way, Enfield Lock,
01992 650 302
Southgate and new southgate
Asda Southgate Superstore
130 Chase Side, Southgate,
London, N14 5PW
020 8882 9881
364 Bowes Road, New Southgate,
London, N11 1AH
020 8368 2819
88 Crown Lane, Southgate,
London, N14 5EN
020 8886 8191
Chase Side Boots the Chemist
78 Chase Side, Southgate,
London, N14 5PH
020 8886 2003
9 Station Parade, Cockfosters,
020 8449 2463
750 Green Lanes, Winchmore Hill,
London, N21 3RE
020 8360 1037
Ponders End Lloyds Pharmacy
98 South Street, Enfield,
020 8443 2783
Eagle House, 291 High St, Enfield,
020 8805 5298
Enfield Town Boots the Chemist (Open Sundays)
30/32 Palace Gardens, Enfield,
020 8367 1211
9 Colman Parade, Southbury Rd, Enfield, EN1 1YY
020 8367 5456
Enfield Town Lloyds Pharmacy
304 Baker Street, Enfield,
020 8363 3210
410 Green Lanes, Palmers Green,
London, N13 5XG
020 8886 2561
38-40 Alderman’s Hill, Palmers Green,
London, N13 4PN
020 8886 5511
48 Green Lanes, Palmers Green,
London, N13 6JU
020 8888 3915
325 Green Lanes, Palmers Green,
London, N13 4YB
020 8882 1081
14 Kendal Parade Silver Street, Edmonton,
London, N18 1ND
020 8807 5946
213 Fore Street, Edmonton,
London, N18 2TZ
020 8807 7282
Edmonton Boots the Chemist (open Sundays)
29 North Square, Edmonton Green,
London, N9 0HW
020 8807 3188
1 Cambridge Terrace, Bury Street West,
London, N9 9JJ
020 8360 2653
Asda Edmonton Superstore
Edmonton Green Shopping Centre 1 West Mall,
London, N9 0AL
020 8884 5300
172 Fore Street, Edmonton,
London, N18 2JB
020 8807 3228