If you need advice about emergency contraception (EC) you can contact your nearest sexual health clinic for further advice, out with clinic times you should phone NHS 24, or visit the NHS inform website. Most pharmacies in Forth Valley will supply it free of charge to anyone aged 13 and over who is registered with a GP in Scotland. The sooner you take it the more effective it is - so don't delay. Emergency contraception is used soon after unprotected sex or if you think your regular method has let you down. It does not cause abortion - it simply prevents pregnancy happening.