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The Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP) is available behind the counter at pharmacies and at local health clinics including Lambton Public Health. No prescription is needed.
The ECP is only a back-up method and should not be used in place of a regular birth control method. It can be taken when no protection was used, the condom or barrier broke, or birth control was used incorrectly. It cannot terminate a pregnancy that has already started but, if taken within 5 days of unprotected sexual intercourse, it can prevent a pregnancy from starting.
Sexual Health Clinic Schedule - includes hours and locations of sexual health clinics at Lambton Public Health.
If you have taken the ECP, and you are late for your next period view the pregnancy and testing choices section for further instructions.