2016 Updates to US Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use and Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use:  Highlights for Adolescent Patients

Andrea J. Hoopes, Katharine Simmons, Emily M. Godfrey, Gina S. Sucato

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Abstract

The US Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (MEC) and US Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use (SPR) provide evidence-based guidance to safely provide contraception counseling and services. Both documents were updated in 2016 and are endorsed by the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. The purpose of this mini-review is to highlight updates to the US MEC and US SPR that are most relevant to health care providers of adolescents to support dissemination and implementation of these evidence-based best practices. This document is intended to highlight these changes and to complement, not replace, the detailed practice guidance within the US MEC and US SPR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-155
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Contraception
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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