Contraceptive Terminology and Abbreviations

CH: Combined Hormonal Contraception

COC: Combination O.C.s

DMPA or POI: Depot Medroxyprogesterone acetate

D and E: Dilatation and Evacuation

ECP: Emergency Contraception protection

FAB: Fertility Awareness-Based Methods

P: Contraceptive Patch

R: Contraceptive Ring

IUD: Intrauterine Device

IUS: Intrauterine System

MIS: Misoprostol

MPA: Medroxyprogesterone acetate

N9: Nonoxynol 9

POI: Progesterone only Injection

POC: Progesterone only Contraception

POP: Progesterone Only Pills

MVA: Manual Vacuum Aspiration

NCHB: Non-Contraceptive Health Benefits

PLISSIT: Permission giving Limited Information Simple suggestions Intensive Therapy


EAB: Elective Abortion

TAB: Therapeutic Abortion

SYM: Symptom Based Methods

CAL: Calendar Based Methods


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