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What is the UKMEC? +

The UK Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (UKMEC) offers guidance to providers of contraception regarding who can use contraceptive m...

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What’s in the UKMEC's expanded introduction (Section A)? +

Before using the UKMEC, it is important that clinicians are familiar with how it should be used. To facilitate this, UKMEC 2016 has an expanded intro...

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The UKMEC summary sheets look different – what has changed? +

Clinicians using the summary tables MUST NOTE that the presentation of methods has been reordered (from left to right) in the tables to broadly refle...

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Why is there is a different UKMEC category for initiation versus continuation for some methods/conditions? +

This is explained in the section on Using the UKMEC in Section A of UKMEC 2016. The initiation (I) and continuation (C) of a method of contracepti...

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Can you give me details of the Migraine resource please? (UKMEC 2016) +

This additional resource can be found in Section C of the UKMEC 2016. The diagnosis of Migraine With or Without Aura resource has been developed t...

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Is the combined oral contraceptive pill safe to use by women who are breastfeeding? (UKMEC 2016) +

Postpartum Use of combined hormonal contraception (CHC) by women following childbirth Based on breastfeeding status alone, CHC can be used by b...

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Does the UKMEC category for IUC insertion postpartum include consideration of the risk of infection and perforation? +

Use of intrauterine contraception (IUC) by women following childbirth The UKMEC provides separate categories for Cu-IUD and LNG-IUS. But the reco...

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