Philippine DOH’s Implanon is a discontinued drug

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Reproductive Health

The Philippine Supreme Court recently halted the distribution and sale of the contraceptive implant known as “Implanon” and “Nexplanon” that was reportedly a donation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: “The SC ruling issued on Aug. 24 means the 400,000 subdermal contraceptive implants—including Implanon and Implanon NXT, supposedly the most effective forms of birth control—that former Health Secretary Janet Garin had procured at P500 each, or...

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Contraceptive implant Implanon: Your experiences

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Reproductive Health

Nearly 600 women have become pregnant despite using a popular contraceptive implant, a health watchdog has said. There have also been more than 1,600 reports of adverse reactions to the Implanon device, which is designed to prevent pregnancy for three years. The NHS has been forced to pay compensation to several women because of the failures, Channel 4 News reported. The implant maker, MSD, said no contraceptive was 100% effective. BBC News website readers have been sharing...

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Public urged to understand TRO on contraceptives

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in Breaking News, Reproductive Health

MANILA – In response President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement regarding the RH Law during his second State of the Nation Address (SONA), an alliance of pro-life and pro-family groups challenged the government to disclose to the public the whole truth about contraceptives, calling on citizens to know the basics behind the Supreme Court (SC)’s resolution to uphold the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) on the RH Law. The Alliance for the Family Foundation Philippines (ALFI), in a...

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