ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z79.3

Long term (current) use of hormonal contraceptives

Diagnosis Code Z79.3

ICD-10: Z79.3
Short Description: Long term (current) use of hormonal contraceptives
Long Description: Long term (current) use of hormonal contraceptives
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z79.3

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to family and personal history and certain conditions influencing health status (Z77-Z99)
      • Long term (current) drug therapy (Z79)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code Z79.3 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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The code Z79.3 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Long-term current use of hormonal contraceptive

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Z79.3 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Birth Control

Also called: Contraception

Birth control, also known as contraception, is designed to prevent pregnancy. Birth control methods may work in a number of different ways:

  • Preventing sperm from getting to the eggs. Types include condoms, diaphragms, cervical caps, and contraceptive sponges.
  • Keeping the woman's ovaries from releasing eggs that could be fertilized. Types include birth control pills, patches, shots, vaginal rings, and emergency contraceptive pills.
  • IUDs, devices which are implanted into the uterus. They can be kept in place for several years.
  • Sterilization, which permanently prevents a woman from getting pregnant or a man from being able to get a woman pregnant

Your choice of birth control should depend on several factors. These include your health, frequency of sexual activity, number of sexual partners and desire to have children in the future. Your health care provider can help you select the best form of birth control for you.

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

  • Birth control - slow release methods
  • Birth control and family planning
  • Birth control pills - combination
  • Birth control pills - overview
  • Birth control pills - progestin only
  • Condoms - male
  • Deciding about an IUD
  • Female condoms
  • Intrauterine devices (IUD)

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