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Free emergency contraception

The emergency contraception pill ("morning after pill") can be obtained free of charge from some pharmacies in Southampton.

Remember, it is important that the pill is taken as soon as possible after sex, so do not delay by waiting to get an appointment with the practice or contraception clinic. Visit one of the listed pharmacies as soon as possible, to maximise your chances of the pill being effective. (The failure rate within 24 hours is around 5% but this rises to 50% at 72 hours.)

The pill is dispensed by the pharmacist after they have been through a consultation with the woman intending to take the pill. It cannot therefore be collected by a partner on behalf of a woman.

The most commonly used pharmacies are listed below, as well as a complete list of those supplying the morning after pill.