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We say that a pregnancy is ectopic when the fertilized egg develops outside the uterus. It is located mostly at the mouth of the fallopian tubes (tubal pregnancy), but can also penetrate an ovary (ovarian pregnancy) on the cervix (cervical pregnancy) or in the abdominal cavity (abdominal pregnancy). These cases affecting more than 14,000 women, including about 2% of births.
Many can be the origin of these ectopic pregnancies. Among these are smoking, history of sexually transmitted diseases, frequent repetition of the voluntary termination of pregnancy (abortion), the woman’s age, some contraceptives such as IUDs, previous tubal surgery, etc.. Read the rest of this entry »