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<p>When clinicians prescribe the acne medication isotretinoin, they advise reproductive-age women to avoid pregnancy through two different contraceptives and an online iPledge app. Since the drug causes severe birth defects, it is important young women do not become pregnant while taking the drug. Etonogestrel contraceptive implants could be one contraceptive option for women taking isotretinoin, but there are concerns the acne drug would decrease the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives.</p>

Contraceptive Implants Are an Option for Patients Taking Isotretinoin