Jewellery Could Replace Contraceptive Pills and Implants

Contraceptives and other drugs could be administered through an earring, using a method invented by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

The researchers have developed a small contraceptive patch that sticks to an earring back, as well as other jewellery such as rings, necklaces or wristwatches.

With the drug absorbed through skin contact, the jewellery offers a discrete method of contraception that might prove more convenient and attractive to some users than existing options.