A 18-year-old female asked:
I have a norplant (levonorgestrel) its three yrs old is it still effective or can i get pregnant do i have to wait till the five years are up to remove it?
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
5 year plan: Norplant (levonorgestrel) is effective up to 5 years, however if you chose to remove it prior to that time, have an alternative contraceptive in mind before your do.
2.8k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Gynecology 38 years experience
Five years: The Norplant (levonorgestrel) is effective for 5 years after insertion. You can have the Norplant (levonorgestrel) removed any time you choose. It does not have to stay in place for the full 5 years
2.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated May 28, 2015
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