Medical Eligibility Criteria for
All women can use calendar-based methods. No medical conditions prevent the use of these methods, but some conditions can make them harder to use effectively.
Caution means that additional or special counseling may be needed to ensure correct use of the method.
Delay means that use of a particular fertility awareness method should be delayed until the condition is evaluated or corrected. Give the client another method to use until she can start the calendar-based method.
In the following situations use caution with calendar-based methods:
In the following situations delay starting calendar-based methods:
In the following situations delay or use caution with calendar-based methods: