An implanted microchip for birth control could be a contraception method on the rise, NBC News reported. Backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Family Planning program, MicroCHIPS is starting pre-clinical testing of a new wireless device that delivers 30 micrograms of a synthetic hormone used in many contraceptives every day for up to 16 years. The chip even comes with a remote control, allowing women to turn it off and on again with the press of a button. Researchers are working out how to encrypt the chips, important in preventing hackers from intervening. The company hopes the device will become available by 2018.
Monday, Jul 7, 2014 Updated at 3:44 PM PDT