Feedback Needed: Updating CDC’s Contraception Guidance Documents

September 1, 2021

The CDC has announced the opening of a docket in the Federal Register to obtain public comment on CDC’s contraception guidance, U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use, 2016 (US MEC) and U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use, 2016 (US SPR).  CDC’s contraception guidance documents provide evidence-based recommendations to assist health care providers when counseling patients on contraceptive choice and use.  As part of the planning process for the next update, CDC is requesting public comment on content to consider for revision or addition to the recommendations and how to improve the implementation of the guidance documents.

The CDC needs your guidance as it works to consider multiple and diverse perspectives to ensure that the guidance documents meet the needs of U.S. health care providers and the persons they serve.  Written comments must be received on or before October 18, 2021.  Please go to (Docket No. CDC-2021-0088) for guidelines on the specific feedback and to submit your comments. The CDC can only receive comments through or by mail.