The U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use (US SPR), 2013 provides guidance on how contraceptive methods can be used, and it focuses on how to remove unnecessary barriers for patients in accessing and successfully using contraceptive methods.

  • Adapted from global guidance provided by the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publication is meant to serve as a source of clinical support for healthcare providers.
  • While the U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use provides support on who can use various methods of contraception, the US SPR provides guidance on how contraceptive methods can be used.