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Title: Acceptability, safety and contraceptive efficacy of a new single-rod subdermal 3-ketodesogestrel implant in Singaporean women acceptors
Authors: ARIJIT BISWAS
Keywords: IMPLANONâ„¢ ; Contraceptive Implants; NORPLANT®; Progestogen; Desogestrel; Etonogestrel
Issue Date: 18-Nov-2003
Source: ARIJIT BISWAS (2003-11-18). Acceptability, safety and contraceptive efficacy of a new single-rod subdermal 3-ketodesogestrel implant in Singaporean women acceptors. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In Singapore, one in three pregnancies is currently terminated despite the easy availability of a range of contraceptive methods. The available methods simply do not meet the needs of many potential users. There is therefore the need for continued development and search for a much wider variety of safe, effective and acceptable methods of fertility regulation for potential users. IMPLANONa?? is a new, long-acting, progestin only, subdermal single-rod ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) implant containing approximately 68 mg of 3-ketodesogestrel or etonogestrel. It is one of the newest contraceptive implants undergoing clinical trials in many parts of the world. This thesis is an evaluation of safety, contraceptive efficacy and acceptability of IMPLANONa?? implants in Singaporean women. Randomized studies, over a two-year period, comparing the new implant with NORPLANTA? implants show that that IMPLANONa?? implants offer a highly effective, acceptable and safe method of contraception. It has the potential for wider use in Singapore and will have a strong demand whenever it is made available to the women in need for medium-term contraception.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/13452
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