The emergency pill is a form of birth control for women who have had unprotected sex. It is very useful if your regular birth control fails (ie. the condom breaks during sex), if you forget to take your ordinary birth control pill or if you have had unprotected sexual intercourse.
There are 2 types of emergency contraception:
- A special birth control pill containing progestogen, or
- An intrauterine coil device (also called an IUCD) which is placed in your uterus/womb. (Refer to IUCD information page).