contraceptive implant

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Silicone rods trade named Norplant containing progesterone, implanted subcutaneously in a group of six with timed release so progesterone enters the bloodstream continuously for a period of as long as 5 years, providing effective contraception during this period. This is a valuable contraceptive method for nonliterate women in low-income countries.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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