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Summary Chart of U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use

Key:|
1 No restriction (method can be used)| |
2 Advantages generally outweigh theoretical or proven risks| | 3 | Theoretical or proven risks usually outweigh the advantages| | 4 Unacceptable health risk (method not to be used)| | Updated June 2012. This summary sheet only contains a subset of the recommendations from the US MEC. For complete guidance, see: http://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/unintendedpregnancy/USMEC.htm

Most contraceptive methods do not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Consistent and correct use of the male latex condom reduces the risk of STIs and HIV.

Condition| Sub-condition | Combined pill, patch, ring| Progestin-only pill| Injection| Implant| LNG--IUD| Copper-IUD| | | I| C| I| C| I| C| I| C| I| C| I| C| Age| | Menarche to <40=1| Menarche to <18=1| Menarche to <18=2| Menarche to <18=1| Menarche to <20=2| Menarche to <20=2| | | >40=2| 18-45=1| 18-45=1| 18-45=1| >20=1| >20=1| | | | >45=1| >45=2| >45=1| | |

Anatomicabnormalities | a) Distorted uterine cavity| | | | | 4| 4| | b) Other abnormalities| | | | | 2| 2|
Anemias| a) Thalassemia| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 2|
| b) Sickle cell diseaseā€”| 2| 1| 1| 1| 1| 2|
| c) Iron-deficiency anemia| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 2|
Benign ovarian tumors| (including cysts)| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| Breast disease| a) Undiagnosed mass| 2*| 2*| 2*| 2*| 2| 1| | b) Benign breast disease| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| | c) Family history of cancer| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| 1| | d) Breast cancerā€”| | | | | | |

| i) current| 4| 4| 4| 4| 4| 1|
| ii) past and no evidence of current disease for 5 years| 3| 3| 3| 3| 3| 1| Breastfeeding(see also Postpartum)...
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