Etonogestrel contraceptive implant-associated secondary anorgasmia.
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UNLABELLED: The etonogestrel contraceptive implant is a 4-cm radio-opaque subdermal rod, inserted in the nondominant arm, providing up to 3 years of continuous contraception. We describe a 21-year-old nulligravid, nondepressed female who experienced new-onset secondary anorgasmia 1 month after etonogestrel insertion. Off-label, oral use of bupropion and sildenafil did not restore orgasmic ability. Finally, 1 week after implant removal (4 months after insertion), spontaneous return of orgasmic ability occurred. Anorgasmia after etonogestrel implant use is a rare adverse event; nonetheless, clinicians should be alert to its possibility. IMPLICATION STATEMENT: This report documents secondary anorgasmia in a nondepressed female temporally associated with etonogestrel implant insertion. Clinicians should be aware that this rare event can occur but is quickly reversible with implant removal.
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Chapa, H. O., Ramirez, A., & Dawson, D.
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Chapa, Hector O||Ramirez, Alexiya||Dawson, Daniel