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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Contraception With Long-acting Subdermal Implants. A Five-year Clinical Trial With Silastic Covered Rod Implants Containing Levonorgestrel|
da Silva A.R.
|Abstract:||A total of 189 women volunteered to accept subdermal implants for contraception. The implants were "covered rods", consisting of a core rod containing equal parts by weight of levonorgestrel and polydimethylsiloxane and sealed inside a thin-walled tube of Silastic tubing with medical adhesive. In one study 78 women used 4 3cm rods (study 07) and in the other 111 women used 6 3cm rods. In 5 years of use there were no pregnancies in either group. Terminations because of menstrual problems were twice as frequent among the 4-rod users than among users of the 6 rods. Menstrual pattern analysis is presented for the two rod regimens and compared with the previously reported patterns for the 6-capsule regimen (NORPLANTR). Long-term in vivo release rates are also presented. © 1985.|
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