The morning after pill is not intended to be used as a form of long-term contraception, however, there may be instances where you want to plan ahead. If you’re going on holiday, for example, or you’re likely to be somewhere where you know you can’t get hold of emergency contraception quickly, then you may wish to buy it in advance.
If you need help choosing a long-term contraception to suit you, start by reading the NHS guide to contraception online. Your GP and local sexual health clinics will also be able to advise you on family planning- they may suggest one of the following.
- Diaphragm or cap
- Combined pill
- Progesterone-only pill
- Contraception implant, injection, or patch
- IUD (coil)
- Vaginal ring
It’s important to remember that the morning after pill will not stop you getting pregnant if you have unprotected sex again, after you’ve taken it.