What’s Implanon?

What’s Implanon?

An implanon contraceptive is inserted under the skin of a woman’s arm to control her fertility for three years.

Implanon is a small, flexible, thin plastic rod that is inserted under the skin of a woman’s upper arm to prevent pregnancy.maxresdefault

The implant gradually discharges etonogestrel into the body over a three-year time span.

Etonogestrel is like a natural hormone the body makes. It works mainly by preventing the arrival of an egg or ovulation amid the menstrual cycle.

It likewise makes vaginal liquid thicker to help keep sperm from reaching an egg and changes the coating of the uterus to keep a fertilized egg from joining to its wall.

Implanon is manufactured by NV Organon.

The Supreme Court prohibited the Department of Health (DOH) on June 17, 2015, from obtaining, selling, distributing, apportioning or overseeing, advertising and promoting the hormonal contraceptives Implanon and Implanon NXT because of the fact that these prevented pregnancy for up to three years.

In a similar ruling, the high tribunal stopped the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from granting pending applications for reproductive products, including contraceptives.

In August 2016, the high court dismissed the DOH claim to lift the temporary restraining order (TRO) that banished it from giving Implanon and Implanon NXT contraceptives to people in general because of its inability to conduct public hearings on these products’ securing and distribution.

Rather, the high court remanded the case to the FDA to check if the items have abortifacient side effects. The DOH would need to go through the affirmation process with the FDA from scratch.

In July, President Duterte said he needed the full implementation of the reproductive health law, noting that the Supreme Court’s TRO affects the distribution of the two control implants.

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