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The United States Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 2016 (US MEC)
The US MEC includes recommendations for using specific contraceptive methods by women and men who have certain characteristics or medical conditions. The recommendations in this report are intended to assist health care providers when they counsel women, men, and couples about contraceptive method choice.
U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations (US SPR) for Contraceptive Use, 2016
The 2016 US SPR addresses a select group of common, yet sometimes controversial or complex, issues regarding initiation and use of specific contraceptive methods. These recommendations for health care providers were updated by CDC after review of the scientific evidence and consultation with national experts who met in Atlanta, Georgia, during August 26–28, 2015.
Providing Quality Family Planning Services
QFP are recommendations of the CDC and the U.S. Office of Population Affairs that recommend how to provide family planning services so that individuals can achieve their desired number and spacing of children, increase the chances that a baby will be born healthy, and improve their health even if they choose to not have children.
More than 4 in 5 (86%) teens ages 15 to 19 used birth control the last time they had sex.
Perinatal Quality Improvement Resources
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Treating for Two
Treating for Two aims to improve the health of women and babies by working to identify the safest treatment options for the management of common conditions before and during pregnancy.
Text4baby is a free cell phone text messaging service for pregnant women and new moms. Text messages are sent three times a week with information on how to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. The text messages are timed to the pregnant woman’s due date or the baby’s date of birth. Launched in February 2010, over 281,000 had enrolled by the end of January 2012. Ninety-six percent of enrollees report that they would recommend the service to a friend.
Find a Fertility Clinic
Fertility clinics in the U.S. report and verify data on the assisted reproductive technology (ART) cycles started and carried out in their clinics, and the outcomes of these cycles, during each calendar year. Use the maps to locate fertility clinics near you, learn about the services they provide, the types of patients they see, and their success rates.
Find a Family Planning Clinic
The Find a Family Planning Clinic widget was created by the Office of Population AffairsExternal under the Family Planning program. Share or download the widget or use the embedded code, and place it on your Web site.
More than 400,000 teen girls, aged 15-19 years, give birth each year in the US. Having a child during the teen years carries high costs–emotional, physical, and financial–to the mother, father, child, and community. Parents, educators, public health and medical professionals, and community organizations all have a role to play in reducing teen pregnancy.