Contraceptices & HRT : Rules for Pilots

FAA Policies on Pharmaceuticals for Airmen

Apr 2014

Guidance is compiled and interpreted by professional pilots and physicians at from the 2014 AME Guide, FAA and FDA web data ( &, instructions specified in the Aeronautical Information Manual, Federal Air Surgeon Bulletins from 1999-2015, and 14 CFR Part 61 and Part 67 (the FARs).


  1. Code of Federal Regulations: Legal Extract

  2. Medical History:
    Use of Oral or Repository Contraceptives or Hormonal Replacement Therapy are not disqualifying for medical certification. If the applicant is experiencing no adverse symptoms or reactions to hormones and is otherwise qualified, the AME may issue the desired certificate.
  3. Aeromedical Decision Considerations:
    See Medical History above and Item 41, G-U System, and Gender Identity Disorder.
  4. Protocol: N/A
  5. Pharmaceutical Considerations: See Medical History above.

Summary: This page reviewed the medical and legal aviation aspects of Contraceptices & HRT compiled from recent FAA and FDA reports.

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