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 2.0.3

•Updated CDC recommendations for use of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) by women at high risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) acquisition.
•Other minor content changes

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

e-step-to-my-lou ,

Is it really an App?

It behaves like a link to relevant web sites. Valuable ones, true, but not like most Apps. It's not on your device; you need the web.

nightMD ,

I've been waiting for this

Nice to have the current guideline at my fingertips.

Scittnsandra ,

Can’t download... the circle just spins and spins



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
33.5 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
© Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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