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Quick tips: Safety of different contraception methods (UKMEC 2016)- Archived [?]

The UK Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (UKMEC) were updated in April 2016, and provide a comprehensive guide to the safety of different contraceptive methods in women with different health conditions. In this video module, Dr Anne Connolly, a GPSI in gynaecology and Vice President at the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, summarises the key points in the 2016 update of UKMEC.

Learning outcomes

After completing this module you should:

  • Understand what the UKMEC is and how it should be used
  • Know more about the tools that can be used alongside UKMEC when checking the safety of contraception for your patients
  • Know about the updates in UKMEC related to postnatal contraception, cardiac disease, and emergency contraception.


Anne Connolly

Peer reviewed by:

Val Godfree

Release date

23 May 2016

Editorially reviewed date

11 Jan 2018


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