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Pregnancy Risk Assessment

Am I at risk of pregnancy? Do I need emergency contraception?

Have you had sex in the last 3 weeks

This suggests that you do not need emergency contraception but you may need ongoing contraception.
Additionally, if you have had sex more than 3 weeks ago without a condom or the condom failed, AND you are not using a regular method of contraception you should consider doing a pregnancy test.

Did you use a condom?

You may benefit from having a test for STIs and HIV - please see STI risk assessment and HIV risk assessment sections.

Did the condom split or come off?

This suggests that you do not need emergency contraception but you may need ongoing contraception.

Are you currently using contraception?

Have you been taking your pills correctly?

This suggests that you do not need emergency contraception but you may need ongoing contraception.

Are you concerned that your long-acting method may not be working properly or has run out?

This suggests that you do not need emergency contraception but you may need ongoing contraception.

Have you had any unprotected sex in the last 5 days?

If you have had unprotected sex within the last 5 days you should think about whether you would like to have emergency contraception. If you have had unprotected sex within the last 3 days you should also consider whether you have been at risk of HIV - please see our HIV and PEPSE risk assessment tools.

If you have had unprotected sex more than 5 days ago it is now too late to take the tablet or pill form of emergency contraception (also known as the morning after pill). However you might still be able to have an emergency IUD fitted. Please visit our pages on emergency contraception. You may also want to consider if you have been an risk of STIs and HIV.

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