It is sometimes worthwhile to buy a season ticket for pre-payment of prescription charges. NHS leaflet FP95 gives full details and an application form, or ring 0845 850 0030 for further information.
Worrying that you’re pregnant after unprotected sex is a worrying experience, and it can feel like a real race against the clock.
What should you do?
Contact the surgery as soon as possible. If you act quickly, emergency contraception will usually prevent pregnancy.
What will we do?
A clinician from Millway Medical Practice may arrange to see you, or be able to give you advice over the telephone. If, for any reason, you cannot get the help or advice you need from us, you can get further advice or free contraception from:
- Any other GP who provides contraceptive services
- The Family Planning Service
- The Family Planning Association Contraceptive helpline telephone 0845 310 1334 or visit their website www.fpa.org.uk
- Any local pharmacist
What is emergency contraception?
Emergency contraception is a way to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. Emergency contraception should not be used regularly or to replace your usual method of contraception. It is for emergency back-up situations only. But being realistic, no matter how diligent you usually are about protecting against pregnancy, things can go wrong, for example:
- you might have forgotten to take your contraceptive pill
- if you’ve vomited or had diarrhoea, the contraceptive pill may not have been absorbed properly
- the condom could have split or slipped off
- your partner didn’t withdraw before he ejaculated (withdrawal method)
- you got carried away and forgot
- you were forced to have sex
Whatever the reason, you can still get emergency contraception – but being prepared is always better.
Leaflets are available in the surgery on the different types of Emergency and Regular Contraception, or book an appointment with the Practice Nurse or a GP.
Remember – If you are over 16, you can buy emergency contraception
(the “morning after” pill) from a local pharmacist.