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U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria (MEC), 2016

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Contraceptive Services

The U.S Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 2016 includes recommendations for using specific contraceptive methods by women and men who have certain characteristics or medical conditions. The recommendations in this report are intended to assist healthcare providers when they counsel women, men, and couples about contraceptive method choice.