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How Can I Deactivate the Chip in My Ovaries?

Posted By RFID Journal, 08.13.2013

What would I need to do to remove the RFID transponder placed inside me?

—Name withheld


First, let me say that I do not believe you have an RFID transponder in your ovaries. There would be little reason for anyone, even some nefarious agent of an evil foreign government or corporate titan, to place a transponder within ovaries. The transponder would be difficult to communicate with using a reader outside your body, thereby rendering it useless. What's more, ovaries are not something people would want to track. What would be the point? Putting a transponder in your ovaries to track a child you might have in the future would be very unlikely to succeed.

Now, to answer your question: A transponder, if you have one, is a low-frequency (LF) device encapsulated in glass to protect it. These devices do not have a kill command by which a deactivation signal can be sent. The only way to deactivate it would be to overload its circuits with a small jolt of electricity. Given that you believe the device to be in your ovaries, you would not want to send even small doses of electricity toward the tag. Therefore, the only option I see is to have the device, if it exists at all, surgically removed. I would suggest that you have an X-ray performed to see if there actually is a tag in there—and if there isn't, perhaps it would be good to talk to a mental-health professional about why you believed there was a transponder in your ovaries.

—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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