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CDC Resources: Contraception in Women with Medical Conditions (US MEC)

The CDC US Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (US MEC) is a major initiative that was created to guide “…the safe use of contraceptive methods among U.S. women with certain characteristics or medical conditions.” The guideline undergoes a major update every few years, with more targeted updates as needed based on new findings.

Open Access Resources

  • The CDC provides multiple resources to determine appropriate contraception in women with various medical issues
    • NOTE: The app has been updated so that healthcare professionals can now select up to 3 medical conditions or characteristics at once to view recommendations when counseling patients

US Medical Eligibility Criteria (US MEC) for Contraceptive Use, 2016 | CDC
United States Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use