Norplant


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Nor•plant

(ˈnɔrˌplænt, -ˌplɑnt)
Trademark. a long-term contraceptive for women, usu. effective for 5 years, consisting of several small slow-release capsules of progestin implanted under the skin.
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An instructive example is the Indonesian government's recent enthusiastic promotion of NORPLANT as a major component of its population policy.
The implants simulate popular contraceptive implants such as Depo-Provera and Norplant, which release progestin, a synthetic version of progesterone, into a woman's bloodstream.
Albuterol, Halcion, Felbatol, Imitrex, Norplant, and Parlodel are among the drugs tracked.
Similarly, at a time when officials and legislators were decrying the use of public funds to support welfare, and pointing their fingers at black women as conspicuous abusers, why would such officials, in conspiracy with the medical profession, not use the Norplant implants to retard - permanently, not temporarily - the reproductive capabilities of black women?
Robertson says that since Norplant "is estrogen-free, it can be used safely in women who are hypertensive or diabetic, who have migraine headaches, or who are over forty years old and smoke" [70].
The chapter on Norplant contraception is well done and must reading for anyone concerned about these time-release progestin implants.
The media, particularly television, have inundated us of late with horror stores of women who have suffered from complications of Norplant implants--six needle-like plastic capsules inserted under the skin, designed to supply a five-year release of a progestin hormone for contraception.
The current sources of conflict in the reproductive revolution include RU486, Norplant, frozen embryos, surrogate motherhood, genetic screening, manipulation of embryos, forced caesarean section, criminal punishment of pregnant drug users, and fetal tissue transplants (p.
Almost half of all typical large-group plans (49%) do not routinely cover any contraceptive method at all, and only 15% cover all five reversible methods included in the study: IUD insertion, diaphragm fitting, Norplant insertion, Depo-Provera (DMPA) injection and oral contraception (Figures 2 and 3).
The other noted that the Food and Drug Administration had approved a new contraceptive called Norplant, in which small capsules are implanted in a woman's arm.
Efforts by legislatures and school districts to provide the contraceptive Norplant to low-income, drug-addicted or teen-aged women have been marred by considerable furor in other states, but Michigan's program sailed sedately through the Legislature.
For example, Norplant, the new contraceptive implant, has been under development since 1972.