Nexplanon Failure Rate, Proper Insertion Technique, and Ovulation After Removal. We’ve already blogged about Nexplanon’s side effects [see Nexplanon: Weight Gain, Menstrual Bleeding, & Depression] but, based on our visitor queries, it is clear that some of you are less interested in the contraceptive implant’s side effects and are more interested in the following:
Can Nexplanon fail? What will cause Nexplanon to fail?
Nexplanon failure occurs when the implant is improperly inserted which may then lead to unintended pregnancy. Here’s a video which demonstrates how a contraceptive implant is inserted correctly. [We know the video is for Implanon but the insertion technique is the same for Nexplanon.]
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Generic version of popular birth control combo pill gets FDA nod. The United States Food and Drug Administration on April 9 approved the abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) of Glenmark Generics Inc., USA, to produce norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol tablets USP, 0.25 mg/0.035 mg.
The combination hormonal birth control tablet is a generic version of the popular Ortho Cyclen tablets produced by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and used to prevent pregnancy. Birth control pills that contain norgestimate are the only ones FDA has approved to help reduce acne, and the new generic norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol tablets are also indicated for the treatment of severe acne.
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HRT Side Effects and Benefits: Does hormone replacement therapy (HRT) help women? Beyond treating menopausal symptoms, does it harm women? The results from research over the past 20 years has been conflicting — and a new analysis of a longitudinal study shows that women who used estrogen alone as HRT for about six years had a lower risk of developing breast cancer up to five years after they stopped taking it.
The analysis, reported in the March 7 issue of journal Lancet Oncology, adds another complication to the still-evolving story on the effects of using hormone replacement therapy.
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