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Drug Ther Bull. 2001 Aug;39(8):57-9.

Etonogestrel implant (Implanon) for contraception.

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Levonorgestrel 38 mg subdermal implant (Norplant), intended to provide contraception for 5 years, was withdrawn in the UK in 1999 due to unwanted effects (menstrual disturbances) and difficulties in removing the device. Since then, [symbol: see text]etonogestrel implant (Implanon-Organon), another progestogen--only subdermal contraceptive device, has become available in the UK. The manufacturer claims that etonogestrel implant provides contraception for up to 3 years and is easy to insert and remove. Here, we consider the place of etonogestrel implant.

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