UK Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (UKMEC) updated for 2016

The UK Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (UKMEC) have been updated with new information including guidance on prescribing in women with rheumatoid arthritis and after bariatric surgery.

The UKMEC provides evidence-based guidance for healthcare professionals on the safety of contraceptive prescribing in the presence of specific patient characteristics and medical conditions, including obesity, diabetes and hypertension.

Please click on the link below to view the guidance:

http://www.fsrh.org/standards-and-guidance/external/ukmec-2016-digital-version/