Referral Manual

Emergency Contraception

Type Information
Description Family Planning NSW fact sheet on the types of emergency contraception available in Australia.
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Info https://www.fpnsw.org.au/health-information/contraception/emergency-contraception

Three types of emergency contraception in Austalia:
  • Levonorgestrel pill - take within 3 days (72hrs) of sex. Available without a prescription from pharmacies. Many brand names.
  • Ulipristal acetate (UPA) pill - take within 5 days (120hrs) of sex. Available without a prescription from pharmacies. Brand name: EllaOne
  • Copper intrauterine device (IUD) - inserted within 5 days (120hrs) of sex by a trained doctor or nurse
Suggested links Contraceptive Services Emergency Contraception