As many as 1 in 100 pregnancies is an ectopic pregnancy. If mismanaged this is a potentially life threatening problem. In many cases keyhole (laparoscopic) surgery maybe used to treat this condition. To view video clips of the procedure use this link.
The Ectopic Pregnancy Foundation (EPF) has been established with the aim of improving the care of women with a diagnosis, or possible diagnosis, of ectopic pregnancy. We hope to reduce the morbidity and maternal mortality caused by this common condition.
For patients the website provides information on what an ectopic pregnancy is, plus the risk factors, symptoms, investigations and treatment options. We have the answers to 15 frequently asked questions (FAQs) in a large number of languages, and these are available for download. There is also an Ectopic Pregnancy Forum and a 24 hour patient helpline (charged only at local rates).
For professionals we provide overviews and perspectives from various health professionals including laparoscopic surgeons, early pregnancy specialists and ultrasonographers.
The Ectopic Pregnancy Foundation is dedicated to the memory of Mr Lawson Tait – ‘the forgotten gynaecologist’ – who, in his short life, achieved so much to improve the health of women.