Services Database Emergency Hormonal Contraception (Southampton Area)

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The aims of the service are to reduce unwanted pregnancies and terminations by providing Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC), to support women who have had unprotected sex and help contribute to a reduction in the number of unplanned pregnancies, particularly in the under 25s.

The service provider shall provide Levonorgestrel EHC at no costs to the appropriate service users in line with the requirements of the locally agreed Patient Group Direction (PGD). The PGD shall facilitate supply to young persons under 16 in appropriate circumstances. Service users excluded from the PGD criteria will be referred to another local service that will be able to assist them, as soon as possible.

Location of service

Hampshire & IOW LPC


Local Authority (LA)

Method of commissioning

Local Authority contract

Source of funding

Local Authority (LA)

Service type

Emergency hormonal contraception

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 Please refer to the competencies and training framework document.


This service is available in the Southampton area only.