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.

  • Condom
  • 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.

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Jan 10, 2022 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Jan 10, 2022 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm