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The Emergency Pill (brand name: Levonelle) is sometimes known as the "Morning After Pill" however this is a misleading as the pill can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex (e.g. condom broke, missed contraceptive pills etc). It is advisable to take the pill as soon as possible after unprotected sex and within 72 hours. The Emergency Pill can sometimes be given up to five days afterwards. There is a small failure rate so we advise you to carry out a pregnancy test if your period is late or you have any other reason to suspect you may be pregnant.
If you have had sex without using contraception, or you think your contraception has failed, you may be able to use the Emergency Pill.