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Migration of Implanon®: two case reports
  1. Ruth Evans, MFFP, Clinical Medical Officer1,
  2. Ruth Holman, MSc, MRCOG, Consultant in Sexual Health1 and
  3. Elspeth Lindsay, FRCR, Consultant Radiologist2
  1. Ayrshire Central Hospital, Irvine, UK
  2. Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ruth Evans, Department of Sexual Health, Ayrshire Central Hospital, Kilwinning Road, Irvine KA12 8SS, UK. Tel: +44 (0) 1294 323228. Fax: +44 (0) 1294 276451. E-mail: ruth.holman{at}


These two case reports describe migration of Implanon® (the single-rod contraceptive implant). A review of the literature revealed true migration of Implanon to be rare. A change of practice locally is described.

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