ellaOne® – how do I know if I need the morning after pill?

Is emergency contraception right for me?

Choosing the right emergency contraception

Emergency contraception may prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure, but it must be used as soon as possible.

If you’ve had unprotected sex within the last five days, and it is not the right time in your life to have a baby, you are right to consider emergency contraception, such as the morning after pill, ellaOne®

Have you had unprotected sex?

  • Did the condom slip off or break?
  • Did you forget to:

– Take your contraceptive pill?

– Insert your contraceptive ring?

– Apply your contraceptive patch?

  • Did your diaphragm or cap slip or did you forget to use it?
  • Did he fail to pull out in time?
  • Did you forget to use any contraception?


Your emergency contraception options

In Europe, there are two different emergency contraceptive options:

  • ‘Morning after pill’ tablet for oral use (ellaOne®)
  • Intrauterine device (or coil) to be fitted in the womb