I have been watching this thread as after hearing, or seeing, the name mentioned several times on this board, I am now considering this. I don't want a suprise baby and we always seem to get these on anything but the pill. DH is not willing to get the vasectomy. My dr thinks it is a good option for me. I also looked at the package insert someone posted and saw what I was going to use, sponge, has the worst rates, even worse than withdrawl.
The drug is the same as in the Norplant. In Hale's book Medications and Mother's Milk, norplant is listed as lactation catagory L1, the safest and the AAP approves it for breastfeeding mothers. Several studies have shown it to produce little if any affect on milk volume or quality. Another study has suggested that infants exposed to the trace amounts via milk have a normal sexual development as compared to controls.
My family dr who took care of me through my pregnancy will not put it in (her last two tries resulted in perforations so she now refers to gyn to do this) so I have an appointment for next week to do this.