Morning After Pill

You do not need to see a Clinician if you are 24 and under and need the Morning After Pill.

It can be obtained free of charge from the following Pharmacies:

Boots Pharmacy – Cannon Park, Coventry.
Tel: 024 76417158

Boots Pharmacy – Jardine Crescent, Coventry.
Tel:024 76466824

Monarch Pharmacy – Prior Deram Walk, Canley, Coventry.
Tel:024 76674826

Please phone the Pharmacy in advance to ensure that the duty pharmacist is trained to deliver this service

Things you might not know

  1. Withdrawal is not “being careful” – studies have shown 27% couples choosing this method are pregnant after a year.
  2. Condoms are fantastic at preventing infection but not so good as preventing pregnancy – 15% of couples starting off with this method are pregnant after a year and if that is not what you want think again.
  3. Emergency hormonal contraception is not a guarantee – Although the risk of unplanned pregnancy is reduced, there remains a risk which depends upon the timing of ovulation.
  4. A copper IUD is virtually 100% effective in preventing unintended pregnancy if fitted in the appropriate time interval after unprotected intercourse.
  5. The only method of contraception that has evidence of weight gain associated with its use is the injection – pills patches rings and coils do not.
  6. A 7-day gap between pills patches and rings may be too long for 1/50 women already so don’t stretch it.
  7. Long acting methods mean that you do not have to worry about forgetting – but you do not lose control as very importantly they are reversible and are known as LARCs.
  8. If you have a baby and do not breast feed, you can produce the first egg at within a month so could be pregnant at your postnatal check – talk about contraception before then.
  9. You have a period if an egg is not fertilised. You therefore cannot rely on not having a period to assume that you could not be pregnant. This might apply when weaning, after the injection, after cancer treatment and in various other situations.
  10. More than 20 women older than 50 have a termination each year in England alone. Remember that contraception is needed for at least one year after the menopause.