Contraception in High Risk Women
In women with medical disorders, especially in developing world, the use of effective and safe contraception to prevent an unplanned pregnancy, plays an important role in reducing maternal morbidity and mortality.
For every medical condition, there are 4 categories to assess medical eligibility criteria (MEC) for use of a method of contraception.
Category 1: No restriction to the use of method.
Category 2: The advantages outweigh the risks.
The method can be used but more careful follow up required.
Category 3: The risks outweight the advantages.
Not recommended unless other methods not available.
Category 4: Unacceptable health risk. Do not use.
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