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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

Sup Travellers?! Some conservatives may be a bit skeptical about chip insertions into the human body but that isn't stopping scientists and researchers in anyway.

According to reports from CNET, researchers in Massachusetts have developed a contraceptive computer chip that can be implanted under a woman’s skin and release a small dose of levonorgestrel every day for 16 years. Levonorgestrel is an active ingredient in most contraceptives.

The chip is wired to react to a remote control which can stop and start the release according to the will of the user. It works by storing tiny reservoirs of the levonorgestrel within the device, where a small electric charge melts a seal around the hormone and prompts the release of the dose — 30 micrograms — into the woman’s body.

Dr. Robert Farra from MIT said, "The ability to turn the device on and off provides a certain convenience factor for those who are planning their family."

Bill Gates has already backed the project, which will be submitted for testing next year and will probably go on sale by 2018.

I honestly don't think that it is a revolutionary new idea that would change the birth control business. If all the chip does is release a hormone that you can already buy off the shelves then what's the point of it? If a woman wants to be on birth control pills then she can just buy birth control pills. 

The only thing that could make this stand out is the price. Some women spend a whole lot of money on contraceptives so if this could drastically cut the costs then it's a good idea. It's also a good idea for women who have limited access to contraceptives based on the restrictions set by the recent Hobby Lobby case. But other than that, it's a complete waste. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.