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The rate of ectopic pregnancy for 24,589 quinacrine sterilization (QS) users compared to users of other methods and no method in 4 provinces in Vietnam, 1994-1996.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14763184     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the rates of ectopic pregnancy with the use of quinacrine sterilization (QS) compared to other methods and no method (non-users). METHODS: Four provinces were selected for their above average numbers of women who had undergone QS: Nam Dinh, Nam Ha, Hai Duong and Hung Yen. Case histories related to surgical treatment of all ectopic pregnancies in these 4 provinces from 1994 through 1996 were collected from all hospitals by researchers from the Ministry of Health in June 1997. Using a questionnaire designed for this study, 120 physicians interviewed every woman in her home who had had an ectopic pregnancy during this period. If deceased, a family member was consulted. All interviews were completed in September 1998. The numbers of users of each method and nonusers were calculated from service statistics and demographic data. RESULTS: Based on 2,551,355 woman-years of exposure, the rate of ectopic pregnancy among users per 1000 woman-years was calculated to be: 0.26 with QS; 0.42 with surgical sterilization (TL) and IUD; 0.45 with the Pill; 0.50 with condoms; 0.78 relying on withdrawal; and 1.18 among non-users. CONCLUSION: Ectopic pregnancy rates for QS, TL, IUD and the Pill were similar and much lower than the rate for non-users of contraception.
D T Hieu; T T Luong
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  83 Suppl 2     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-02-06     Completed Date:  2004-06-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S35-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Maternal and Child Health/Family Planning, Ministry of Health, Hanoi, Vietnam.
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MeSH Terms
Contraceptive Agents, Female / adverse effects*
Contraceptive Devices / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Pregnancy, Ectopic / epidemiology,  etiology*
Quinacrine / adverse effects*
Reproductive Control Agents / adverse effects*
Retrospective Studies
Sterilization, Reproductive / adverse effects*
Time Factors
Vietnam / epidemiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contraceptive Agents, Female; 0/Reproductive Control Agents; 83-89-6/Quinacrine

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