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HHS Non-systematic review

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Last Reviewed: July 2016

These practice recommendations address sometimes complex or controversial issues about starting and using specific types of birth control. Major updates include:

  • Revised recommendations for starting regular birth control after using emergency contraceptive pills
  • New recommendations for using medicines to make it easier to insert intrauterine devices 

The recommendations offer evidence-based guidance for reducing medical barriers for people to get and use contraception.

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Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. (2016). US Selected Practice Recommendations (US SPR) for Contraceptive Use, 2016. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/contraception/mmwr/spr/summary.html