NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS

_

  = Use the method

_

  = Do not use the method

I

  = Initiation of the method

C

  = Continuation of the method

  = Use the method

NA

  = Not applicable

Condition

Combined oral contraceptives Monthly injectables Combined patch and combined vaginal ring Progestin-only pills Progestin-only injectables Implants Emergency contraceptive pills* Copper-bearing intrauterine device Levonorgestrel intrauterine device Female sterilization*
SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSIS
           I  C      I  C    
Positive (or unknown) antiphospholipid antibodies 4 4 4 3 3  3 3 1  1 3 S
Severe Throbocytopenia 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 2 2 S
Immunosppresive Treatment 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 S
None of the above 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 C
NEUROLOGICAL CONDITIONS
Headachesj I C I C I C I C I C I C     I C  
Nonmigrainous (mild or severe) 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 A
Migraine   2  
Without aura I C I C I C I C I C I C   I C  
Age < 35 2 3 2 3 2 3 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 A
Age ≥ 35 3 4 3 4 3 4 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 A
With aura, at any age 4 4 4 4 4 4 2 3 2 3 2 3 1 2 3 A
Epilepsy 1k 1k 1k 1k 1k 1k 1 1 C
DEPRESSIVE DISORDERS
Depressive disorders 1l 1l 1l 1l 1l 1l 1 1l C

j Category is for women without any other risk factors for stroke.

k If taking anticonvulsants, refer to section on drug interactions.

l Certain medications may interact with the method, making it less effective.

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