Norplant in Zimbabwe: preliminary report
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During an ongoing study of a pre-introduction trial of Norplant in Zimbabwe, 197 women had the subdermal implant of six capsules containing levonorgestrel inserted between June and December 1991, atParirenyatwa, Harare Hospital and Spilhaus. Acceptability and efficacy were high and no significant side effects had been observed. Three implants were removed due to local infection, Our initial experience indicates that the Norplant continuation rate is much higher than for any other reversible method of contraception and it is highly acceptable as a long term contraceptive.