Contraceptive information and services are fundamental to the health and human rights of all individuals. There is an unmet need regarding the access to contraception methods and services that differs between countries.
Nowadays, implants are worldwide used as they provide a long-term pregnancy protection, they are easy to use,they avoid user errors and problems with resupply and they do not contain estrogen so they can be used during breastfeeding or by women who cannot use methods with estrogen. Moreover, a trained HCP is required to insert and remove the implant through a minor surgical procedure.
Levoplant™ is a worldwide marketed 3 year implant, prequalified by the World Health Organization.
It consists of two thin, flexible rods made of a rubber-like material containing levonorgestrel (LNG) 75 mg each.
It is one of the most effective contraception methods.
Levoplant works mainly by preventing the regular egg release and thickening of the cervical mucus, making it more difficult for sperm to reach the egg. Most women can use it and side effects are minimum.
The main benefits for women using Levoplant are: long-lasting contraception, effective within 24 hours after insertion, minimum side effects, almost immediate return to fertility after removal, it does not interfere with daily activities and no routine return visits are required until time of removal.
Moreover, insertion and removal procedures are simple.