Contraception 12+

Centers For Disease Control and Prevention

Designed for iPad

    • 4.2 • 25 Ratings
    • Free



The U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use comprises recommendations for the use of specific contraceptive methods by patients who have certain characteristics or medical conditions. The U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use addresses a select group of common, yet sometimes controversial or complex, issues regarding initiation and use of specific contraceptive methods. The app is developed directly from the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) by the Division of Reproductive Health and covers more than 60 characteristics or medical conditions (U.S. MEC) and numerous clinical situations (U.S. SPR). These recommendations are intended to assist healthcare providers when they counsel women, men, and couples about contraceptive method choice and use. Although these recommendations are meant to serve as a source or clinical guidance, healthcare providers should always consider the individual clinical circumstances of each person seeking family planning services.

What’s New

Version 3.4

- Bug fixes
- Added Comments and Evidence Summaries to SPR

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Double Docs ,


Great app. Most data hasn’t changed since 2016 but some has.

Somewhere in government ,

Helpful resource

Great for quickly referencing CDC contraceptive guidelines and allowing assessment of multiple medical conditions to aid selection. The app gets updated along with new content regularly even though it says CDC Contraception 2016 at the top of the app.

ObGynGA ,

Must have for providers of contraception

I love having evidence based information in my pocket. This new 2021 update allows you to choose up to 3 conditions at a time. Thanks CDC!

App Privacy

The developer, Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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