The World Health Organization (WHO) , in collaboration with medical experts and women's reproductive health advocates from around the world, has developed medical eligibility criteria that give sound guidance on the safety of contraceptive methods for various categories of users. With WHO's permission, PATH translated this document into Russian. These evidence-based criteria are designed to increase access to contraceptive use for appropriate candidates, while maintaining required levels of safety. The document provides recommendations for appropriate medical eligibility criteria based on the latest clinical and epidemiological data and is intended to be used by policy makers, family planning program managers, and the scientific community. PATH accepts full responsibility for the quality of the translation. The English version can be found on the WHO website.

Corporate author(s): WHO; PATH

Publication date: 2000

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Related regions: Eastern Europe

See also: Reproductive health > Family planning

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