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princessArae
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i remember a couple years ago doing a report for school about birth control. i remember coming across a type of birth control that was in the form of a rod that was implanted into the upper arm right around the armpit area. and i think each rod made for a years worth of birth control. this is all i remember about this form of bc. i tried searching for it on yahoo but i cant find anything, as i dont know the name of it.

does anyone know about this form of bc?

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cool87
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Implanon ? Norplant ?

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Heather
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You're talking about Norplant, a hormonal contraceptive which consisted of six tiny plastic rods, implanted into the arm, which released hormones over time.

It's no longer on the market in the states, due to the finding of thousands of faulty implants.

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cool87
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Implanon has only one rod compared to Norplant which, just like Miz Scarlet said, has many more.

I think now it is the only one remaning implantable birth control.

(Miz S seems like we're posting at the same time [Smile] )

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Heather
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Ah, thanks for bringing up Implanon, cool.

That's a newer version of Norplant-esque contraception, with just the one rod. It was JUST approved for use by the FDA last month, but to my understanding, won't be available until the fall.

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Yeah it is new in the U.S. but there are other places worlwide where it has been used since 1998.

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