The Future of Birth Control: Remote-Controlled Microchip That Lasts 16 Years

July 7, 2014 | Marina Galperina

A whole new form of birth control is being developed by Massachusetts-based MicroCHIPS start-up, funded by the Gates Foundation — a tiny implant with enough contraceptives to last 16 years. Currently, no birth control implant lasts more than five years. Unlike traditional implants, this one can be turned on and off wirelessly without surgical procedures.

The device measures 20 x 20 x 7 millimetres, and it is designed to be implanted under the skin of the buttocks, upper arm, or abdomen. It works by dispensing 30 micro-grammes a day of levonorgestrel, a hormone already used in several kinds of contraceptives. Sixteen years’ worth of the hormone fits in tiny reservoirs on a microchip 1.5 centimetres wide inside the device. MicroCHIPS invented a hermetic titanium and platinum seal on the reservoirs containing the levonorgestrel. Passing an electric current through the seal from an internal battery melts it temporarily, allowing a small dose of the hormone to diffuse out each day.

The microchip will begin pre-clinical testing in 2015. If trials are successful, it will be on the market by 2018. The start-up is also developing microchip drug delivery systems for treating osteoporosis, MS and hypoglycemia.

Considering certain reactions to Anthony Antonellis’s net art RFID chip implant, this new technology will soon be identified as part of Antichrist Obama’s plan to sterilize and mind-control God-fearing Americans. There are also reasonable safety concerns, as long term effects of the implant cannot be identified from the relatively short medical trial. (Image: MicroCHIPS, Wikipedia)