Norplant: first in a new generation of long-acting hormonal methods.

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the marketing of NORPLANT, the most effective reversible contraceptive existing today. Developed by the Population Council, NORPLANT involves the insertion of 6 capsules (each containing 36 mg of the synthetic hormone levonorgestrel) under the skin of a woman's upper arm. The implants deliver a… (More)


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