Emergency Hormonal Contraception

Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC), also known as the morning-after pill, is a type of contraception that can be taken after unprotected sex or if your regular contraception method fails. EHC comes in two forms: Ulipristal Acetate and Levonorgestrel. Both can be provided free of charge by our expert pharmacists depending on certain eligibility criteria. 

Levonorgestrel can be effective up to 72 hours after sex, while Ulipristal acetate can be effective up to 120 hours after sex. EHC works by preventing ovulation or delaying it, so the egg doesn’t get released from the ovary, and it may also prevent fertilization or implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterus.

It’s important to remember that EHC is not meant to be used as a regular form of birth control, and our pharmacist can also discuss ongoing contraception needs and initiate certain contraceptives for peace of mind going forward. Simply pop-in and see one of our pharmacists or book an appointment online!

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