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~KandyKiss69~
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In health class we learned about "implants", which are little rods filled with hormones inserted in a female's arm! They somehow prevent you from becoming pregnant, and are permanant for 5 years, unless you have an operation to remove them before that... Does anyone know anything more about these things?!

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SlowCookie
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I believe you're referring to Norplant.

Here's a tidbit about it here at ST, along with other BC methods:
http://www.scarleteen.com/reproduction/birthcontrol.html

And what better place than:
http://www.plannedparenthood.org/bc/Norplant.htm

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Gumdrop Girl
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Norplant were recently found to *not* be as effective as previously thought. They also can have some yucky side effects (similar to Depo-Provera) like nausea, irregular menstruation, cramps, etc.

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