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Comments on ‘Inserting the etonogestrel contraceptive implant’: author's response
  1. Martyn Walling, FRCGP, FFSRH
  1. General Practitioner, Boston and Doctor, Kingsley Ward Centre, Southend on Sea, UK; martyn.belmontdoc@sky.com

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I totally agree with all the comments made by Drs Searle, O'Brien and Rowlands in their excellent, detailed letter.1

I agree that Nexplanon® has not solved the problem of impalpable implants that are due to more deeply inserted implants. I visit the centres that deal with such cases, and the doctors working there confirm that they are seeing just as many cases. Despite the teaching programme there are too many impalpable implants.

I disagree with the proposed procedure outlined …

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