Hormonal contraceptive eligibility for women at high risk of HIV Guidance Statement

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The World Health Organization (WHO) convened a technical consultation during 1–2 December 2016 to review new evidence on the risk of HIV acquisition with the use of hormonal contraception. The issue was recognized as a critical one, particularly for sub-Saharan Africa, where women have a high lifetime risk of acquiring HIV, hormonal contraceptives constitute a significant component of the contraceptive method mix and unintended pregnancy is a common threat to the well-being and lives of women and girls.

Source URL: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/254662/1/WHO-RHR-17.04-eng.pdf?ua=1

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