Emergency contraceptive pill blamed for ectopic pregnancies

Use of emergency contraceptive pills increases the risk of a baby being conceived outside the womb, a study has shown.PHOTO | EUNICE KILONZO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The survey by Kenyatta National Hospital sought to identify the association between the pills, specifically progesterone, and such pregnancies.

  • Dr Mary Maina who presented the report said the pill increases the risk of ectopic pregnancies, especially when it fails.

  • At least 27 per cent of the women had taken the emergency contraceptive pills during the menstrual cycles.

Use of emergency contraceptive pills increases the risk of a baby being conceived outside the womb, a study has shown.

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