Medical eligibility criteria wheel for contraceptive use
This wheel contains the medical eligibility criteria for starting use of contraceptive methods. It is based on the Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (MEC), 3rd edition and its 2008 Update, one of WHO’s evidence-based guidelines. It tells family planning providers if a woman presenting with a known medical or physical condition is able to use various contraceptive methods safely and effectively. The wheel includes recommendations on initiating use of six common types of contraceptives.