Emergency Contraception

We will discuss your emergency contraception needs when you come to The New Swindon Sanctuary SARC for a Forensic Medical. This may be important if no contraception was used at all or if a contraceptive method fails.

There are two types of emergency contraceptive pill available (morning after pill). One can be taken up to 3 days after sex and the other up to 5 days after sex. The doctor will discuss with you which one might be best for you. The sooner the emergency contraceptive pill is taken after sex, the more successful it is. It is possible to become pregnant even after taking it.

We can provide you with the emergency contraceptive pill when you attend for a Forensic Medical.

If you feel unable to report a rape but want to find out more about emergency contraception you have other options. For example, your G.P., Family Planning Service, Pharmacies, A&E.

If in doubt please call The New Swindon Sanctuary SARC and speak to one of our team. Remember the earlier you have emergency contraception the better the chances of it working.

 

Confidentiality

If you do give us your contact details or, provide identifiable information, we will usually keep your contact with us completely confidential. However, in certain circumstances we may have to share information with another agency (e.g. social services, police or the ambulance service) in order to protect you, or another person. This will apply if:-

  • you are a child or young person under 18  who has experienced, or is at risk of, serious harm or
  • you provide information about a child or young person under 18 who has experienced, or is at risk of, serious harm or,
  • we feel you are a vulnerable adult who has experienced, or is at risk of, serious harm or,
  • you provide information about a  person we feel may be a vulnerable adult who has experienced, or is at risk of, serious harm.

The person you speak to will be happy to discuss this in more detail. Whenever possible we will advise you before any breach of confidentiality is made.