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Remote-controlled birth control?

16-year birth control that can be switched on and off by remote control? It's in the works!

Developers at MicroCHIPS in Massachusetts are working on a remote-controlled implant that could deliver a daily dose of levonorgestrel for up to 16 years. Backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the implant would be placed by a health care provider under the skin of a woman’s butt, upper arm, or abdomen.

The concept of a remote-controlled contraceptive implant has been a few years in the making. In 2012, researchers from MicroCHIPS, Harvard, Case Western Reserve University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology released results from a small clinical trial that was the first ever to test a remote-controlled drug-releasing implant in humans...

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