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1. Wireless Birth Control Is the Future

By 2018, women may be able to prevent pregnancy with an implanted microchip that they can turn on and off at will. 

In the 1990s, engineers invented a microchip that can release a controlled amount of chemicals. Over a decade later, Bill Gates asked if they could use that technology to make a new form of birth control. 

The result is a chip that contains tiny reservoirs of levonorgestrel, the same hormone in birth control today. The implant can remain under a woman’s skin for up to 16 years, and it can be turned off when she’s ready to have children. 

For now, however, women will have to use existing forms of birth control. Watch the video to learn more.

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