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New Remote-Controlled Contraceptive Could Eradicate Teen Pregnancy

What if there was a way to guarantee that your child would not become a parent before she was ready? Researchers from MIT are just three years away from relieving one of mothers' biggest fears.

By 2018, a Massachusetts-based company called Microchips Biotech is poised to release the first remote-controlled contraceptive microchip that will prevent pregnancies for up to 16 years.

The microchip, implanted under your skin near your abdomen, delivers birth control hormones into your blood stream automatically. The remote control option will allow women to control when they want to be on birth control and when they are ready to conceive without consulting their physician.

Within in the chip hormones are housed inside a platinum and titanium seal. Triggered by a single electrical current via the remote control, the seal is melted just enough to deliver one daily dose of the hormones into the body.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has taken a special interest in the Microchips company, claiming that the device would be extremely useful in family planning for poor and developing countries.

Developers of the microchip already have their eyes set on expansion. Microchips claims that it can also safely program delivery of any drug aimed to regulate the human body.

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