If you've had sex without using contraception or if your method of contraception has failed, you can use emergency contraception to reduce the chance of becoming pregnant. You must act fast though! 

Emergency hormonal contraception needs to be taken within 72 hours (up to 3 days) of unprotected sex but the sooner you take it the better the chance of it working. 

Young women can get emergency hormonal contraception, free of charge, from:

 

Brook (for under 20s)

Fresh clinics (for under 25s)

 

Women of all ages, including young women, can get emergency hormonal contraception, free of charge, from:

If you are concerned that you may be pregnant than the Students’ Union Advice Service provide free pregnancy tests.