Assessment risk factors for women with ectopic pregnancy in Al-Zashraa teaching hospital at Al-Najaf city
Shaimaa Mohammed Hussein
Ectopic pregnancy (EP) is the leading cause of maternal death during the first trimester of pregnancy, accounting for approximately 10% of all pregnancy-related deaths. It remains to be a condition presenting as a serious health problem for women of childbearing age. It has been shown to reduce subsequent fertility and increase the chances of subsequent EP. Over recent decades, there has been a rise in the incidence of EP. There is extensive literature regarding the potential risk factors for EP. The identified risk factors for EP include age, previous EP, previous pelvic surgery, use of intrauterine devices (IUDs), female sterilization, history of pelvic inflammatory disease, history of infertility and smoking at the time of conception.
Methodology: A descriptive cross sectional study was adopted in order to achieve the stated objectives. The study began from 2 November 2021 to 24 April 2022. A non-probability sampling technique (purposive sample) based on the criteria of patient with only women with ectopic pregnancy sample of (48) woman who admitted who were selected from Al Zahra Teaching Hospital.
Results: The study show the previous abortion was risk factors of ectopic pregnancy which there was high significant association.
Recommends: The study recommends Educational health programs for women regarding risk factors of ectopic pregnancy.
Shaimaa Mohammed Hussein. Assessment risk factors for women with ectopic pregnancy in Al-Zashraa teaching hospital at Al-Najaf city. Int J Midwifery Nurs Pract 2023;6(1):25-27. DOI: 10.33545/26630427.2023.v6.i1a.131