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Ectopic pregnancy—still a challenge

Ectopic pregnancy—still a challenge
Ectopic pregnancy, which accounts for 1%–2% of all pregnancies, is associated with risk of sudden hemorrhage and remains a leading cause of maternal death, although its incidence has fallen during the past 25 years. This has been particularly true for African-American populations (1). The time from conception to tubal rupture is short, often occurring within 6–8 weeks of conception, underscoring the need for doctors of varied specialties, including pediatrics, family medicine, and emergency medicine, as well as obstetrician-gynecologists, to be aware of this possible diagnosis.
Source: fertstert.org

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