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Scientists Developing Birth Control Patch That Last 6 Months With No Doctor Visits

by Wochit 16 January 2019
Scientists Developing Birth Control Patch That Last 6 Months With No Doctor Visits

A team of scientists is developing a new birth control patch that could someday provide contraception for six months at a time, NBC News reported. The patch was recently tested in rats, and the researchers are now working on a version for humans. The patch is applied for several seconds and then removed, leaving microneedles under the skin's surface that dissolve and slowly release the birth control hormone levonorgestrel. If it's approved for human use, it could offer women long-lasting birth control without a doctor's visit.

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