Emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if the contraception you have used has failed – for example, a condom has split or you have missed a pill.
There are 2 types of emergency contraception:
- the emergency contraceptive pill – Levonelle or ellaOne (the “morning after” pill)
- the intrauterine device (IUD or coil)
Local pharmacies are able to provide the morning after pill free of charge.
Unfortunately we do not fit intrauterine devices. These can be arranged by either contacting Pennywell All Care Centre ( 0131 286 5200) or Chalmers Sexual Health Clinic ( 0131 536 1070 ).
Free condoms are available from the Practice.
NHS Lothian’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Service
(formerly Family Planning and Well Woman services and the Genitourinary Medicine (GUM) department) now operates from the Chalmers Sexual Health Centre.
The Centre is located on the corner of Lauriston Place and Chalmers Street and is open Monday to Thursday from 8:30am to 8:00pm and Friday from 8:300am to 4:00pm.
For appointments and advice call: 0131 536 1070
A range of services are available at the Chalmers Centre including:
- Contraception – advice and supplies
- Emergency contraception
- Free condoms
- STI testing and treatment
- HIV including Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)
- Pregnancy testing
- Referral for termination of pregnancy
- Community gynaecology
- Menopause and Premenstrual syndrome
- Gay men’s clinics
- Young people’s clinics
- Advice on sexual problems
- Support following sexual assault
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