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Removal of a fractured Nexplanon®: MSD response
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  1. Hans Rekers, MD
  1. Global Director Scientific Affairs Contraception, MSD, Oss, The Netherlands; hans.rekers@merck.com

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In situ breakage of Implanon®/Nexplanon® is a rare occurrence. In most cases the fracture is restricted to the core of the implant, while the skin of the implant remains intact and keeps the two parts together, be it usually at an angle. In these cases the release characteristics of etonogestrel are not altered, because neither the …

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