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A few years ago, I got myself the Implanon contraceptive implant. I was extremely happy with it, and after its three-year lifetime expired, I got myself a replacement.

I got it about 12 months after it was released in Australia, and only a few years after the clinical trials had been carried out. I remembered reading the information sheets and talking to my doctor about failure rates, and at the time, the only information was from clinical trials. In those, the only prenancies had been where the implant wasn’t properly inserted (read: not at all) or where the woman had already been pregnant.

I thought I’d take a look and see if there was more data now, and I found this article through PubMed.


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