Health Canada has approved a new type of birth control that comes as an implant in the upper arm.
Nexplanon is a three-year contraceptive that has long been used in other countries. It was so well advocated for that people petitioned to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
The implant has been a popular choice for many who are unable to take estrogen. It is also a minimally-invasive process for both inserting and removing it.
Health officials approved the new contraceptive Monday, and it is now on the health agency’s drug product database.
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