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Long-term reproductive outcomes in women whose first pregnancy is ectopic: a national controlled follow-up study

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Line Lund Kårhus, Pia Egerup, Charlotte Wessel Skovlund, Øjvind Lidegaard

How does long-term reproductive prognosis among women whose first pregnancy is ectopic differ from prognosis in women with other initial pregnancy outcomes? SUMMARY ANSWER: Women with a first recorded ectopic pregnancy (EP) have a significantly lower long-term delivery rate and a manifold increased risk of further EPs. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Women with a first EP have an increased risk of further EPs. Few studies have assessed long-term reproductive outcomes after an EP, and none was controlled.
Original languageEnglish
JournalHuman Reproduction
Volume28
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)241-6
Number of pages6
ISSN0268-1161
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

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