Packet of Norplant Contraceptive Implants, Middlesex, England, 1993
A contraceptive implant is a small, thin capsule containing the hormone Levonorgestrel. This is inserted under the skin of the upper arm. The hormone is slowly released to provide continuous contraceptive cover for up to five years. This procedure is done under local anaesthetic by a physician. The insert can be removed at any time and normal fertility resumes. The pack was made by Roussel Laboratories Limited. It contains six sub-dermal implants. It was manufactured under the brand name ‘Norplant’.
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Glossary: contraceptive implants and injections
Contraceptive implants and injections are long-acting methods of contraception. They both slowly release a synthetic hormone called progestogen. This mimics the actions of the natural hormone progesterone by preventing ovulation. The implants are thin silicone structures usually implanted under the skin of the upper arm.
Glossary: contraceptive implant