Hundreds of Women Become Pregnant After Implanon Implant Device Fails


The Implanon contraceptive implant device was approved in 1999 by the British Health Authorities. The implant is a flexible rod that is four centimeters long and two millimeters in diameter. The device is inserted just under the skin of the inner arm and it releases the hormone progestin on a continuous basis for three years.

584 Reported Pregnancies

As a result of the contraceptive implants failure it produced 584 reported unplanned/unwanted pregnancies that may not be the total number of pregnancies due to the failure of the implant it is just the number that was reported to the officials. In addition, several women also experienced adverse side effects from the implant. The authorities believe the implant was not inserted properly or the amount of progestin was incorrect.


At least four lawsuits have been settled with manufacture MSD. The company has a new contraceptive device called the Nexplanon this implant device has an application to help reduce or eliminate any faulty insertions.



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