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Remote Control Birth Control

I have hacked into the systemThe fingernail-size microchip implant holds enough 30-microgram daily doses of levonorgestrel—a hormone already used in several contraceptives—to last for 16 years. Women who received the implant under the skin of buttocks, upper arm or abdomen would also get a remote control that allows them to halt or restart the implant whenever they like.

“When mommy was a girl, we had something called a pill“: MicroCHIPS, an MIT startup funded in part by the Bill Gates Foundation, has “a possible market debut in 2018.” [IEEE Spectrum]


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