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Norplant contraceptive implants

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Dates
1990
1995
circa 1990-1995
Collection
Dr. Paul MacKenzie Collection
Category
Reproduction, Contraception and Sexual Health
Accession Number
003003008 a-g
Description
(a) Rectangular paper and plastic packaging; edges reinforced with tape; one side has paper label; other side has transparent window; (b-g) cylindrical silicone rubber implant with embedded cylinder of crystallized levonorgestrel.
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Accession Number
003003008 a-g
Collection
Dr. Paul MacKenzie Collection
Category
Reproduction, Contraception and Sexual Health
MeSH Heading
Contraceptive Agents, Female
Description
(a) Rectangular paper and plastic packaging; edges reinforced with tape; one side has paper label; other side has transparent window; (b-g) cylindrical silicone rubber implant with embedded cylinder of crystallized levonorgestrel.
Number Of Parts
7
Part Names
a - packaging - Size: Length 20.0 cm x Width 7.7. cm x Depth 0.2 cm
b-g - implant - Size: Length 3.4 cm x Diam. 0.2 cm
Provenance
Owned and used by Dr. Paul MacKenzie at Kingston General Hospital.
Maker
Leiras Pharmaceuticals
Site Made (City)
Turku
Site Made (Country)
Finland
Dates
1990
1995
circa 1990-1995
Date Remarks
Expired in 1995; had 5-year shelf life
Material
paper: white, blue, navy
plastic: clear
silicone: clear
hormone: white
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on label: "OPEN THIS END // 6 subdermal implants // each containing // 36 mg of // levonorgestrel // Store away from // excess heat and // moisture // Lot no: 02408 // To be inserted before: 01 95 // Leiras / Huhtamäki Oy, // LEIRAS PHARMACEUTICALS // Turku, Finland // NORPLANT® is the registered trade // mark of the Population Council for // contraceptive subdermal implants"; printed on label, perpendicular to other text: "NORPLANT® // contraceptive implants"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-4
Dimension Notes
a - packaging - Length 20.0 cm x Width 7.7. cm x Depth 0.2 cm
b-g - implant - Length 3.4 cm x Diam. 0.2 cm
Condition Remarks
#1: (a) Folded and creased; opened and then repaired with tape; some discolouration of paper; (b-g) implants appear slightly dusty, otherwise in good condition
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Document
Reference Comments
Dr. Robert Reid; "Norplant Guidelines for Family Planning Service Programs," filed in Contraceptive Document file, per Heather Blyth
Research Facts
Used from 1990-2000 in Canada; still in use worldwide; levonorgestrel reduces monthly endometrial proliferation as well as increasing cervical mucus viscosity.
Exhibit History
History of Contraception exhibit, Fraser-Armstrong 5, Kingston General Hospital; March 2004 - Case #3
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