Risk Factors for Recurrent Ectopic Pregnancy: A Case - Control Study


  • Abdullah Karaer İnonu University Medical Faculty Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Malatya
  • Sabri Cavkaytar Dr. Zekai Tahir Burak Women’s Health Education and Research Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ankara
  • İsmail Mert Wayne State University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Detroit
  • Sertaç Batıoğlu Samsun Ondokuz Mayıs University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Samsun


Ectopic pregnancy, Epidemiology, Recurrent, Risk factors


OBJECTIVES: To investigate the role of epidemiological factors in recurrent ectopic pregnancies.
STUDY DESIGN: From January 2003 to February 2005, 205 women with single ectopic pregnancy and 20 women with recurrent ectopic pregnancy were identified. The information collected for each woman included socio-demographic characteristics, smoking status, reproductive, sexual, contraceptive and
medical histories (including PID).
RESULTS: The risk of recurrent ectopic pregnancy was increased with age, mean of gravidity and history of pelvic surgery. After multivariate analysis, there was no significant association between recurrent ectopic pregnancy and any variables.
CONCLUSION: Primary prevention of ectopic pregnancy is the best measure against preventing recurrent ectopic pregnancy. Moreover, for successful secondary prevention, identification of modifiable risk factors for recurrent ectopic pregnancy is important.


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Karaer A, Cavkaytar S, Mert İsmail, Batıoğlu S. Risk Factors for Recurrent Ectopic Pregnancy: A Case - Control Study. Gynecol Obstet Reprod Med [Internet]. 2014Apr.30 [cited 2022Jul.5];20(1):44-7. Available from: https://gorm.com.tr/index.php/GORM/article/view/129



Reproductive Medicine: Endocrinology and Infertility