How common are ectopic pregnancies?

My friend tried for nearly a year to conceive & then had an ectopic pregnancy. It was the first time I'd heard of an ectopic pregnancy; the illness affects 1 in 50 pregnancies.

After the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade, ectopic pregnancies became a matter of discussion since their treatment could be considered an abortion & so be prohibited by a state's abortion regulations.

A fertilized egg implants outside the uterine cavity, according to the Mayo Clinic. Most typically, the egg implants in the fallopian tubes, where the embryo isn't designed to grow.

Fertilized eggs can burst the fallopian tube, producing internal haemorrhage.

Mayo Clinic says ectopic pregnancies aren't viable. In an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilised egg cannot survive or mature into a foetus. Cleveland Clinic: Ectopic pregnancies are life-threatening & require emergency care.

Most ectopic pregnancies are identified within the first eight weeks of pregnancy, according to the Cleveland Clinic (aka three months).

Because ectopic pregnancies occur so early, & most individuals don't realise they're pregnant until five or six weeks in, you could have an ectopic pregnancy before you know you're pregnant.

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