Emergency Contraception


Morning after pill

What to do if you need the morning after pill

If you are worried about a late period or need to check out the reasons for a late period, you need to see your GP, but if you have had unprotected sex in the last three to five days, your pharmacist may be able to provide you with emergency contraception, also known as ‘the morning after pill’. You can also have the intrauterine device (IUD), also known as the copper coil, fitted up to five days after sex, by your GP in walk-in centres and family planning clinics.

In Tower Hamlets, you may be eligible for a free morning after pill, but most people will have to pay. We offer both levonorgestrel (or levonelle) and ulipristal (or ellaone).

The sooner you use emergency contraception, the more effective it is likely to be. 

Emergency Contraception Treatment in 4 easy steps


Make an appointment with the pharmacist



Please complete and submit a consent form before attending your appointment...

You can complete this form online or download it for completion.  Please email the completed form to: info@shantyspharmacy.com



We will send you a video link for the time you have booked, during which we will help you to decide which option is best for you (levonorgestrel, ellaone or an IUD).



Come to the pharmacy and collect the treatment or take it in private in our consultation room, or we can refer you to another clinic for an IUD.