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Endgames onExamination Quiz

Ectopic pregnancy

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d5485 (Published 31 August 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5485

Re:Endgames - ectopic pregnancy

The IUCD is not a risk factor for ectopic pregnancy. A greater
proportion of conceptions with an IUCD in situ will be ectopic, but the
total number is reduced. ref Guillebuad "Contraception" 5th edition 2009 p
392. "..it is now clearly established that copper iuds do NOT increase the
overall risk of ectopics..."

Competing interests: No competing interests

06 September 2011
Jeremy M Platt
General Practitioner
Binfield Surgery RG42 5JG