A 51-year-old member asked:
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Is norplant (levonorgestrel) covered my us medical insurance?

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Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Norplant (levonorgestrel)? No: Norplant (levonorgestrel) was removed from the us market in 2002, so it is not even available. As for removal, some insurers, such as medicaid, cover removal while many do not. Check with your insurer. If you mean nexplanon, the recommendation is still the same.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014

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Dr. Dale Kristle
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6 vs 1 : Both are implantable contraceptives. Norplant (levonorgestrel) has 6 rods, Nexplanon has 1.

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