I had sex without using contraception
If you didn’t use contraception or the condom split or fell off, you are at risk of pregnancy and STIs. The faster you act, the easier it will be to deal with these issues.
If you have had unprotected sex within the last 72 hours (3 days) you can get free emergency contraception from one of the many services across Bristol including pharmacies that are 4YP badged. Just search for your nearest using the directory at the bottom of the page
Another option is that you can have an IUD coil fitted (up to 120 hours/5 days later – sometimes longer still). You will need to go to a sexual health clinic for this. The main thing to remember is that you should continue to use condoms if you are having sex.
You will need to consider going for an STI test as well and you can find your nearest 4YP service through our directory at the bottom of the page. Tests are pain free and relatively quick, and if you do have an STI the clinic will help treat the problem too.
Remember, condoms are the only form of contraception that protects you from pregnancy and STIs but there are lots of contraceptive options to choose from. It’s important you choose the one that suits you and when you attend a clinic for an STI test, you can ask about your options.