Wednesday July 09, 2014

Remote Control Birth Control Implant

Birth control with a remote control is coming soon. The kicker? The idea was inspired by Bill Gates. eek!

The device measures 20 x 20 x 7 millimeters, and it is designed to be implanted under the skin of the buttocks, upper arm, or abdomen. It dispenses 30 micrograms a day of levonorgestrel, a hormone already used in several kinds of contraceptives. Sixteen years’ worth of the hormone fits in tiny reservoirs on a microchip 1.5 centimeters wide inside the device.

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