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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   3

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2010

Pages :   339-343

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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A Novel Method for Female Contraception: A Review



Address:   Santosh G Shep*, Ashish B Roge, Nikhil M Mahajan, Atish R Sawant, Rupesh S Kamble and AV Chandewar
P. Wadhwani College of Pharmacy, Yavatmal (MS) India
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: Not Available

ABSTRACT:
In response to the need of some women for long-acting, effective and safe contraceptive, the scientific community developed non-biodegradable progestational subdermal implants. Contraceptive implants are a form of birth control that contains one to six biodegradable capsules or rods that continuously release progestin into the blood stream for up to five years. The implant system is a set of six matchstick sized, hormoneĀ­ containing capsules made of flexible tubing ,works three to five years or until removed. The implants are surgically inserted under the skin in the upper arm(the part of the arm that lies against the side of the rib cage when the arms are at rest) and are one of the most effective birth control methods that require very little maintenance. For women who do not have the time or patience to remember to take a pill on a daily basis, contraceptive implants may be the best option. Contraceptive implants may also be used if a woman smokes, has a risk of cardiovascular disease, has high blood pressure and is breastfeeding. This review focus on introduction, need of contraception, methods of contraception, types, working, maintenance, advantages and disadvantages of implants.
KEYWORDS:
Non-biodegradable , Biodegradable capsules, Subdermal implants, Contraception.
Cite:
Santosh G Shep, Ashish B Roge, Nikhil M Mahajan, Atish R Sawant, Rupesh S Kamble, AV Chandewar. A Novel Method for Female Contraception: A Review. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 3(2): April- June 2010; Page 339-343.
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