Emergency contraception

Emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if the contraception you have used has failed. For example; a condom has split or you have missed a pill.

There are 2 types of emergency contraception pills that can be taken. They are most effective the sooner you take them.

Another form of emergency contraception is having an intrauterine device fitted, also known as the IUD or coil.

If you need advice or more information about contraception, visit The Northern Contraception, Sexual Health and HIV Service website.

Free emergency contraception

You can get free emergency contraception from:

The Northern, 1 Highbank Side, Stockport, SK1 1HG
Tel: 0161 204 5888
For people of any age.

Central Youth, 1 St. Peter’s Square, Stockport, SK1 1NZ
Tel: 0161 204 5899
For young people aged 24 and under.

You can also get emergency contraception from the local pharmacies listed below. Please contact the services and pharmacies directly before visiting as opening times may vary.

Town Centre

  • Boots, 47 – 49 Merseyway, Stockport, SK1 1PU. Tel: 0161 480 5424
  • Superdrug, 4- 6 Mersey Square, Stockport, SK1 1RA. Tel: 0161 480 3374

Brinnington

  • Brinnington Pharmacy, Brinnington Health Centre, Brinnington Road, Stockport, SK5 8BS. Tel: 0161 494 1114
  • Well, Unit 5-6 Berwick Parade, Brinnington, Stockport, SK5 8LQ. Tel: 0161 430 3505

Heald Green

  • Heald Green Pharmacy, 208 Finney Lane, Heald Green, Stockport, SK8 3QA. Tel: 0161 498 9743

Marple

  • Boots, 9 Market Street, Marple, Stockport, SK6 7AA. Tel: 0161 427 2033

Stepping Hill

  • Lloyds Pharmacy, 236 Wellington Road South, Stepping Hill, Stockport, SK2 6NW. Tel: 0161 480 3371

Woodley

  • Medichem Pharmacy, 34 / 35 Woodley Precinct, Woodley, Stockport, SK6 1RJ. Tel: 0161 406 6060