Sexual health Emergency contraception

Emergency contraception

The “Morning After” Pill


If a woman has unprotected vaginal intercourse/contact (i.e., no birth control method used, improper use of  birth control method or condom, or after a sexual assault), she may be able to use Emergency Contraception (ECP).


  • Use of ECP within 72 hours may reduce the risk of becoming pregnant
  • ECP is about 95% effective if used within 24 hours and becomes less effective as time passes
  • ECP is not effective if already pregnant
  • ECP may be purchased from pharmacy or is available at low cost from Sexual Health Clinics


For more information, talk to a public health nurse.


To book an appointment, please call:

519-539-9800, ext 3490 or  

1-800-755-0394, ext 3490 or  519-539-4431