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Futuristic Contraception is a Safe Bet

According to an article published by CBS News, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has funded a preclinical trial on implantable microchips for administering levonorgestrel, the most commonly used synthetic hormone in birth control. The contraception device would be user-controlled, meaning it could be turned off if a woman decides she wants to conceive, and would not need replacing for almost 16 years. The device works by receiving a wireless command and passing an electric current through the chip, melting it and simultaneously administering the hormone. While the chip could be brought to market as early as 2018, researchers first need to figure out how to encrypt the chips and keep them secure.

Read the article published by CBS News.