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Ectopic pregnancy following levonorgestrel emergency contraception: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19135575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Use of levonorgestrel as emergency contraception is a safe and effective measure to prevent unwanted pregnancy. However, ectopic gestation in case of failure is a known risk. Access to levonorgestrel without a prescription in many countries has made it impossible to estimate the exact incidence of this potential adverse event. Thus, spontaneous reporting of cases serves to alert physicians to this possibility. We present a case of ectopic pregnancy following use of levonorgestrel emergency contraception. To our knowledge, this is the first case report from India following introduction of levonorgestrel emergency contraception in 2001.
Bhaswati Ghosh; Vatsla Dadhwal; Deepika Deka; Chiyancheri Koroth Ramesan; Suneeta Mittal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-10-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Contraception     Volume:  79     ISSN:  1879-0518     ISO Abbreviation:  Contraception     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-12     Completed Date:  2009-04-09     Revised Date:  2009-07-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234361     Medline TA:  Contraception     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  155-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India.
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MeSH Terms
Contraception, Postcoital / adverse effects*,  methods
Contraceptives, Postcoital, Synthetic / adverse effects*
Levonorgestrel / adverse effects*
Pregnancy, Tubal / chemically induced*,  surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptives, Postcoital, Synthetic; 797-63-7/Levonorgestrel
Comment In:
Contraception. 2009 Aug;80(2):227; author reply 227-8   [PMID:  19631798 ]

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