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06 January 2011

Contraceptive implants don't work

Hundreds of women in Britain have complained to the medical regulator after becoming pregnant despite using a contraceptive implant that is supposed to work for years.

Hundreds of women in Britain have complained to the medical regulator after becoming pregnant despite using a contraceptive implant that is supposed to work for years.

However the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency said it had received more than 1,500 complaints of side effects including pain and scarring, linked to Implanon since 1999.

 
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