What to do if a condom burst/slips off

What to do if a condom burst/slips off

If a condom slips off or rips during sex then the risk of pregnancy or catching a sexually transmitted infection becomes greater.

If you are female and not using any other form of contraception then you need to get emergency contraception within 72hours. The earlier you take this the more effective it is. You can obtained emergency contraception for free from most pharmacies in Lothian, your GP or local sexual health service – see http://www.lothiansexualhealth.scot.nhs.uk.

If you know, suspect or are concerned that you may have picked up a sexually transmitted infection then you will require a sexual health screen. You can get a sexual health screen from your GP or local sexual health service. Remember that infections like Chlamydia do not have any signs or symptoms.

For information on other sexual health services check out our web links page.