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Norplan - the 5 year Birth control

Uploaded by El_Mexicano on Jul 30, 2001

Norplant are Six thin, bendable plastic implants that are put in under the skin of the upper arm. These soft capsules are the size of a small stick. Each capsule contains one hormone. Those hormones are called levonorgestrel. Levonorgestrel is like the progesterone that is made by a woman's ovaries. A very small amount of hormone is released regularly. This hormone typically stops the ovaries from getting released. It also condenses the cervical mucus, keeping all sperm from getting together with egg. Some scientist believes that Norplant stops the fertilized egg from sticking to the lining of the uterus. Norplant only last about five years.

The Cost of Norplant costs between $500 and $750 dollars. This cost includes the medical exam, a pregnancy test, the implants, and the insertion of Norplant. The cost is about $150 a year for a five-year period. The Doctor will eventually charge an additional fee in order to remove the Norplant her body and that costs from $100 to $200.Some insurance plans may cover Norplant.

Norplant is one of the most effective birth control. It becomes effectual in 24 hours of insertion. Out of 10,000 women that get Norplant 5 will get pregnant. Norplant is more effective than sterilization Norplant does not protect women from sexually transmitted infection.

The process of inserting Norplant starts with the doctor washing the skin with an antiseptic and she will numb a small area under your arm with a painkiller. The doctor will then make a small cut. Then the doctor will insert six capsules. The person needs all six capsules to prevent a pregnancy. The Insertion takes about 10 minutes. This procedure is painless. The only pain that a person get is by the needle is used to insert the painkiller. Some women have a little bit of discomfort just for a little while it can be inserted at any time of the month even though they usually insert Norplant during the first seven days of a menstrual cycle. This is just to be sure that the women are not pregnant.

Norplant must be removed by five years when it stops working. Removal has to occur after five years because if not the hormones may continue to be released and cause irregular periods without pregnancy prevention. To remove Norplant your doctor will numb the area with a painkiller. And he or she will make a small cut will...

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Uploaded by:   El_Mexicano

Date:   07/30/2001

Category:   Social Issues

Length:   3 pages (622 words)

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