Fact: The emergency contraception pill (ECP) is sometimes called the 'morning-after-pill'. Although the ECP should be taken as soon as possible, it does not have to be taken in the morning. There are two types of ECP that work for up to four or five days after sex and they are both more effective when taken as soon as possible. The ECP is not an abortion pill. If you are already pregnant, ECP will not work.
ECPs are available from the chemist with no prescription.
A copper IUD is the most effective form of emergency contraceptive if inserted up to five days after unprotected sex, and can provide effective contraception for five years or more.