Order emergency contraception & contraceptive pill online
Birth control methods delivered discreetly to your door
How it works
We’ll ask you a few questions about your health and history to ensure it is safe for you to take your chosen method of contraception.
Our clinicians are available to offer you help or advice when choosing a method.
Free discreet delivery
Your order will be delivered by 1st Class post. We will send you order updates by text message.
Our clinicians are on hand to answer any questions you may have about your order.
We’ll send you a text message to ensure you’re happy and comfortable with your chosen method after it’s been delivered.
If you order the Combined pill or Progestogen only pill, we’ll send you a text message two weeks before your course is due to run out.
Choosing your contraception
Contraception helps you control if and when you become pregnant. There are many types of contraception available.
Choosing the right method for you is a process. It may involve trying different methods and seeing how you find them. Keeping a record of how you feel on each one can help. We can support you to find one that meets your needs.
Things that you may wish to consider when choosing a contraceptive method are whether you wish to try a hormonal or non-hormonal method, whether you are prepared to use a method that requires remembering to take something every day, every week or each time you have sex, the good and less good side effects, its health risks and benefits or its effectiveness.
Can you reliably take a pill every day or switch a patch every week?
How do you feel about regular injections?
Could you use condoms consistently and correctly every time you have sex?
Does your skin get better or worse on the pill?
Do you have a past history of migraines?
All these things are important - you can compare contraceptive methods here.
It’s important that you are comfortable with your chosen method, and that you know how effective it is.
If you need help, our specialist clinicians can offer advice and support by text or phone.
Contraception methods available online
Emergency hormonal contraceptive pills (or ‘morning after pills’) can reduce your risk of pregnancy after unprotected sex.
There are two different types of pill, one has to be taken up to 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex, and the other up to 5 days.
Our ordering process will help you decide which of these is best for you if you have recently had unprotected sex. Read more about Levonelle (LNG) and EllaOne (UPA) morning after pills.'
There is a non-hormonal emergency contraception option - you can have a copper coil (IUD) fitted up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex or within 5 days of ovulation.
This is the most effective emergency contraceptive method. If you would like to have a copper IUD (coil) fitted then you should make an urgent appointment with your nearest sexual health service or GP (check in advance to see whether they fit coils).
Order the pill on Fettle
The combined pill, commonly known as ‘the pill’, contains artificial versions of two of your natural reproductive hormones oestrogen and progesterone.
The progestogen only pill, also known as the ‘mini pill’, contains artificial progesterone only. We offer the most commonly prescribed pills, each contains slightly different hormones but work in the same way to prevent pregnancy.
Combined pill (COC)
Progestogen only pill (POP)
Progestogen only pill (POP)
A pill that is taken daily and comes in packs of 28 tablets. Also known as the ‘mini pill’ or ‘POP’. It is normal for POP to stop periods or make them lighter or irregular. Read more about how the mini pill works, how to take it, benefits, side effects and health risks.
A plaster like patch that you stick to your body (upper arm, buttocks or abdomen) so that oestrogen and progesterone hormones can be absorbed through the skin. You need to replace the patch each week. Read more about how the patch works, how to use it, benefits, side effects and health risks.
Longer term contraceptive options
There are other forms of contraception available from sexual health clinics or your general practice, including the injectable contraceptives, implant, hormonal coil or non-hormonal coil, or male/female sterilisation. Some of these require clinical examination or short procedure.
Our clinicians can talk you through which options are most suitable for you and your lifestyle, if you’re unsure.
Medical content reviewed by:
Dr Gillian Holdsworth, Fettle's Managing Director, Medical Doctor and public health expert.
Who will sign my prescription?
One of Fettle’s clinicians will review your answers and sign your prescription.
Can I track my order?
Yes. You will receive a text with a tracking link once it has been dispatched.
I don’t know my blood pressure - what do I do?
To order the combined oral contraceptive pill, you will need to provide your blood pressure. To get your blood pressure checked you can:
- have your blood pressure checked at most GPs and pharmacies
- buy a blood pressure monitor to use at home. Find out how to take your own blood pressure reading here.
Alternatively, you can order the progestogen only pill instead.
Can I request a record of my previous contraception orders from Fettle?
Yes, once you have ordered contraception from Fettle, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How quickly will my order arrive?
We’ll send your order by 1st Class Royal Mail. You will not have to sign for it.
When ordering emergency contraception, if we are unable to deliver it in time for it to be effective, we will let you know during the order process and help you find your nearest sexual health clinic or pharmacy.
How many times can you take the morning after pill?
Emergency contraceptive pills reduce your risk of pregnancy after unprotected sex. However, using them repeatedly is much less effective than using a regular contraceptive method.
Morning after pills can only work if you take them before you have ovulated. This means they are not recommended for ongoing contraception.
If you have taken an emergency contraceptive pill, it will not protect you from pregnancy if you have sex again before your next period.
Morning after pills can be taken more than once during a menstrual cycle. However, if you take two pills within 7 days, they need to be the same type of pill. For example taking a LNG and UPA pill in the same week will make them less effective.
The copper coil (IUD) is the most effective form of emergency contraception if fitted within 5 days of unprotected sex or 5 days of ovulation.
Can I be pregnant while on the pill?
The oral contraceptive pill is more than 99% effective if taken correctly. If it does fail, some people might not know that they were pregnant and may continue to take their pill. This is particularly likely if they are taking the combined pill in the ‘three weeks on, one week off’ pattern and are used to having a bleed during the pill free week. The bleed in the pill free week can sometimes continue even during early pregnancy, making it hard to know that you are pregnant.
If you are concerned that you might be pregnant because you have symptoms of pregnancy or have missed a pill, then it is easy to take a pregnancy test. You should wait three weeks from the time you think you may have become pregnant before you take a pregnancy test to get an accurate result. You should continue to take your pill in the meantime, there is no evidence that taking the pill causes any harm in these very very early stages of pregnancy.
Your pill will not affect the results of the pregnancy test.