from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A trademark used for the drug levonorgestrel.


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  • A previous implant called Norplant was beset by lawsuits over side effects and scarring and withdrawn from the U.S. market in 2002.

    The Birth-Control Riddle

  • A new product called Norplant, which secretes progestin from a device implanted in the arm, is now coming on the market.

    Searching For A Better Pill

  • It was called Norplant, and it got a lot of attention, because it was also an implantable birth control.

    CNN Transcript Jul 19, 2006

  • The first implant system available, called Norplant, consisted of six progestin-containing capsules and provided contraceptive protection for five years.


  • He recoiled from suggestions by editorial writers and commentators that Norplant, which is surgically inserted into a woman's upper arm and releases the hormone progestin for up to five years, could be forced on mothers on public assistance or used to prevent teenage pregnancy on a mass scale. -

  • Wyeth was a groundbreaker in those areas, developing the first birth control pill meant to be taking continuously, Lybrel; a now-discontinued implantable rod contraceptive called Norplant, and the hormone replacement drugs Premarin and Prempro, which dominated the market for menopause symptom treatments until a huge federal study linked long-term use to a slight increase in breast cancer and other health problems.

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  • Further, it is examining new strategies to get the job done quickly, including a barrage of pro-family planning communications from the President's Office down to the village level, the roll-out of advanced methods such as Norplant II to every health center in the country, and "opt-out" family planning.

    Allan Rosenfield and Josh Ruxin: To Ensure Health and Increase Growth, Bring Population Under Control

  • It may be possible to further increase consistent contraceptive use by adolescents with the introduction of more "user friendly" contraceptives such as Norplant and Depo Provera.

    Statement On Adolescent Pregnancy And Childbearing Before The U.S. Senate Subcommittee On Labor Appropriations

  • After a round or two around the island and giving several does thier Norplant the hard way they found volunteers hard to come by.

    I've been thinking of using a paint ball gun for coyote hunting!

  • When I attempted to bring birth control pills, condoms and insert the first Norplant, I was violently attacked in the press.

    Merle Hoffman: The Opening of a Russian Front in the Abortion Wars


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