A woman's upper arm bearing six implants: the Norplant contraception in Madagascar. Colour lithograph by FNUAP, 1996.

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Image lower right shows a woman lying on a bed apparently relaxed having used her contraception; Norplant is a form of birth control that was developed by the Population Council and first approved in 1983 in Finland. The original Norplant (as seen in this poster) consisted of a set of six small silicone capsules, each filled with 36 mg of levonorgestrel (a progestin used in many birth control pills) implanted subdermally in the upper arm and effective for five years


[Madagascar] : FNUAP Fonds des Nations Unies pour la Population, [19]96.

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1 print : lithograph, printed in colour ; sheet 62 x 45.9 cm


5 Taona milamin-tsaina ... Norplant Bears logo: FNUAP (Fonds des Nations Unies pour la Population) Bears lettering: Projet Mag/93/P03 - Ministére de la Santé et de la Population Bears lettering: S.M.E. - B.P. 659 Ankorondrano - D.L. No. 019 du 07/05/96 - 600 Ex.

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FNUAP Fonds des Nations Unies pour la Population 1996 12/10/2011 Madagascar UkLW Transcription from the item


Wellcome Collection 768324i

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In Malagasy


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