UKMEC Calculator

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UKMEC Category Definition of category
1 A condition for which there is no restriction for the use of the method
2 A condition where the advantages of using the method generally outweigh the theoretical or proven risks
3 A condition where the theoretical or proven risks usually outweigh the advantages of using the method.
The provision of a method requires expert clinical judgement and/or referral to a specialist contraceptive provider,
since use of the method is not usually recommended unless other more appropriate methods are not available or not acceptable
4 A condition which represents an unacceptable health risk if the method is used
For use by clinicians to easily visualise and compare between the different hormonal and intrauterine contraception methods, based on the UK Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (UKMEC) guidelines from the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH). Click here to go to the FSRH website for more information.
Please note: This website is not affiliated with the FSRH.
Disclaimer: To be used as an educational resource only. Not to be used alone to guide clinical decisions or patient care.