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Contraceptive implants 

Contraceptive implants
Contraceptive implants

Enda McVeigh

, John Guillebaud

, and Roy Homburg

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date: 22 April 2021


Mechanism of action, administration, and effectiveness

Enzyme inducer drug (EID) treatment



Disadvantages and contraindications

Counselling and ongoing supervision

Reversibility and removal problems

Implants contain a progestogen in a slow-release carrier, made either of dimethylsiloxane (as in JadelleTM not available in UK) with two implants, or of ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) as Nexplanon...

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