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Title Medical eligibility criteria for contraceptive use
Edition Fourth edition
Published Geneva : Dept. of Reproductive health and Research, World Health Organization, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (125 pages)
Summary This document reviews the medical eligibility criteria for use of contraception, offering guidance on the safety of use of different methods for women and men with specific characteristics or known medical conditions. The recommendations are based on systematic reviews of available clinical and epidemiological research. It is a companion guideline to 'Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use'. Together, these documents are intended to be used by policy-makers, programme managers, and the scientific community, to support national programmes in the preparation of service delivery guidelines
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Contraception -- Complications -- Prevention.
Contraceptive drugs -- Side effects.
Contraceptives -- Physiological effect -- Evaluation.
Diseases -- Risk factors.
Drug interactions.
Health risk assessment.
Form Electronic book
Author World Health Organization. Reproductive Health and Research.
ISBN 9240685634 (electronic bk.)
9789240685635 (electronic bk.)
OTHER TI Selected practice recommendations for contraceptive use