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STI linked to ectopic pregnancy

12th January 2011

A study by Edinburgh University has found that women who have had the STI chlamydia have an increased danger of suffering an ectopic pregnancy. 

Dr Andrew Horne, of Edinburgh University's centre for reproductive biology, said: "We know that chlamydia is a major risk factor for ectopic pregnancy but until now we were unsure how the infection led to implantation of a pregnancy in the fallopian tube. We hope that this new information allows health care providers to give women accurate information about risks following chlamydial infection and to support public health messages about the importance of safer sex and chlamydia testing."

 

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