Where Can I Get Emergency Contraception In Wrexham?

‘Emergency contraception’ is more commonly known as the ‘morning after pill’, however you can also be fitted with an IUD (intrauterine device / coil).

There are two types of emergency, morning after pill available; Levonelle which has to be taken within three days (72 hours) of intercourse and ellaOne, which has to be taken within five days (120 hours) of intercourse. Both pills prevent or delay a person’s ovulation.

Alternatively there is the IUD, which can be inserted into your uterus up to five days after having unprotected sex. The IUD can also be inserted up to five days after the earliest time you could have ovulated.

Both methods of emergency contraception are more effective the sooner they are taken after sex.

Emergency contraception is a safe and effective way of preventing unplanned pregnancy after unprotected intercourse or if your contraception has failed. However it must be noted that emergency contraception does not reduce the risk of catching a sexually transmitted infection.

In Wrexham you can get the morning after pill / free sexual health service from the Info Shop on Lampbit Street three times a week. The Info Shop has nurses available Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s between 3pm and 5:30pm. During these hours you can be receive advice on contraception and be prescribed the Depo injection, the morning after pill, the combined pill and the progesterone only pill. Those who would like the implant fitted will have to make an appointment for a Wednesday or Friday.

Wrexham Maelor Hospital Sexual Health Clinic also offers a range of emergency contraceptives and advice on sexual health and checks. The clinic is open on Tuesday’s, Thursday’s and Friday’s and can be contacted on:- 01978 727197
Alternatively you can visit a local chemist for emergency contraception, a full list of which can be found below:

Boots The Chemist 
Eagles Meadow
01978 291433

L. Rowland & Co
3 Chapel Street
01978 364932

L. Rowland & Co
86a Holt Road
01978 355635

L. Rowland & Co
93 Kingsmills Road
01978 366200

L. Rowland & Co

41 St George Crescent
01978 263408

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