Ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that develops outside the uterus, usually in one of the fallopian tubes. In almost all cases, the embryo dies. The developing placenta cannot access a rich blood supply and the fallopian tube is not large enough to support the growing embryo.
In Australia, the number of teenage women giving birth has fallen over the last 20 years. In 2013, the birth rate among teenage women was 14.6 births per 1,000 women, compared to 55.5 births per 1,000 women in 1971.This change is most likely because of improvements in the availability of effective contraception and in sexuality education, rather than a drop in sexual activity.
Before you decide to get pregnant, take the opportunity to visit your General Practitioner (GP).
Unplanned pregnancy is very common, with an estimated 200,000 pregnancies occurring in Australia every year. Not all, however, are unwanted. In some cases, the woman, though surprised, looks forward to raising the child. In other cases, the news presents a crisis. When a woman does not want to become a parent, her pregnancy options may include abortion or adoption.
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