To evaluate the subsequent fertility status of the Indonesian woman after removal of Implanon (etonogestrel implant contraceptive), a prospective longitudinal study was undertaken in Klinik Raden Saleh, Jakarta. Eighty women whose Implanon® were removed because of their wish to become pregnant were followed-up for a period of two years or until pregnancy occurred, whichever was earlier. A group of women who had Norplant® removed for planning a pregnancy served as control and were followed-up for an equal length of time. The cumulative conception rate for ex-Implanon® users and ex-Nor-planfl users at one year was 48.8 and 37.5 per 100 women and at two year was 60.0 and 73.8 per 100 women respectively. There was no significant difference between the groups (p>0.05). The present study, along with other studies, indicates that the prolonged use of Implanon do not impair the return of fertility.
- Pregnancy after contraception
- Return of fertility