Who contraindicated birth control?

Who contraindicated birth control?

Contraindications to use include cerebrovascular disease or coronary artery disease; a history of deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, or congestive heart failure; untreated hypertension; diabetes with vascular complications; estrogen-dependent neoplasia; breast cancer; undiagnosed abnormal vaginal bleeding; known …

What are Contraceptic drugs?

Contraceptives are the name given to medicines and other devices that are used to prevent unwanted pregnancy. Contraceptives may also be referred to as birth control. Hormonal contraceptives consist of one or more synthetic female sex hormones.

Who MEC classification categories?

Category 1 There are no restrictions for use. Category 2 Generally use; some follow-up may be needed. Category 3 Usually not recommended; clinical judgment and continuing access to clinical services are required for use. Category 4 The method should not be used.

WHO medical eligibility criteria MEC for contraceptive use?

Women from menarche through 40 years of age can use CHCs without restriction (MEC Category 1). Women 40 years and older can generally use CHCs (MEC Category 2). Breastfeeding women less than 6 weeks postpartum should not use CHCs (MEC Category 4).

Which birth control is the best?

Contraceptives that are more than 99% effective:

  • contraceptive implant (lasts up to 3 years)
  • intrauterine system, or IUS (up to 5 years)
  • intrauterine device, or IUD, also called the coil (up to 5 to 10 years)
  • female sterilisation (permanent)
  • male sterilisation or vasectomy (permanent)

Which woman should not take oral contraceptives?

Combination oral contraceptives should not be given to women older than 35 years who also smoke, because there is an increased risk of blood clots in these women, or to women who have high blood pressure, heart disease, migraines with auras, liver problems, very high cholesterol, a history of blood clots, a history of …

How can I stop ovulation?

What type of birth control stops ovulation? Hormonal birth control methods including the pill, the patch, vaginal ring, and implants can stop ovulation. Combination hormonal birth control, which includes both synthetic estrogen and progesterone, is most reliable for preventing ovulation.

How often is the MEC updated?

CDC is committed to ensuring that the US MEC and US SPR recommendations are reviewed and updated as new scientific evidence becomes available. Working with WHO, CDC continuously monitors peer-reviewed literature and updates recommendations as needed, with comprehensive reviews approximately every 5 years.

At what age should you stop taking birth control?

All women can stop using contraception at the age of 55 as getting pregnant naturally after this is very rare. For safety reasons, women are advised to stop the combined pill at 50 and change to a progestogen-only pill or other method of contraception.

What is the US MEC for contraception?

U.S. MEC is a companion document to the U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use (U.S. SPR), which provides guidance on how to use contraceptive methods safely and effectively once they are deemed to be medically appropriate ( 6 ).

Where can I download the 2016 US MEC and US SPR?

Download the 2016 US MEC and US SPR app, an easy to use reference that combines information from the both CDC family planning guidance. It features a streamlined interface so providers can access the guidance quickly and easily. It is available for iOS and Android operating systems. iOS (Apple Store) App

Who is eligible for contraceptive use?

The United States Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 2016 (US MEC) includes recommendations for using specific contraceptive methods by women and men who have certain characteristics or medical conditions.

Where can I find us MEC and US SPR guidance for healthcare providers?

The US MEC and US SPR app is an easy to use reference for CDC’s contraception guidance for healthcare providers. The app is available for iOS and Android operating systems and can be accessed here. New US SPR recommendation on self-administration of DMPA-SC can be found in MMWR and here.