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Acceptability of implantable etonorgestrel (Implanon) as contraception immediately following a surgical abortion

Eleanor Drey, University of California, San Francisco, 2007
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Project abstract

Goal: Estimate the acceptability of implantable etonorgestrel (Implanon™) as a method of contraception inserted immediately following an induced abortion.


  1. Determine the continuation rate after one year in the post-abortion population.
  2. Describe bleeding patterns for the first three months after insertion immediately after an abortion.
  3. Identify factors associated with patient satisfaction with the single-rod implant as contraception post-abortion.
  4. Determine whether subjects would use this method again and/or recommend it to others.

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