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During a healthy pregnancy, the fertilized egg implants itself into the uterine wall. If the egg implants anywhere else in the reproductive system, it is called an ectopic pregnancy.

This video discusses the various types of ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancies are rare, occurring in only 1-2% of cases. However, certain risk factors may raise your chances of developing an ectopic pregnancy. These risk factors include having a sexually transmitted disease and having had a previous ectopic pregnancy.

Ectopic pregnancy must be treated to prevent serious complications for the mother. In some cases, abortion may be the best option for the mother’s health. Contact Washington Surgi-Clinic at (202) 659-9403 if you have questions or concerns about ectopic pregnancy, your health, and abortion. We can help you make the right decision and provide the care you need with compassion and confidentiality .