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What Is Ectopic Pregnancy?

By Catherine Pearson

29 Jun 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

Do you know what an ectopic pregnancy is? Well, around 1-2 pregnancies per 100 are ectopic. This article tells you everything you need to know.

In the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, which eliminated the constitutional right to abortion access, women and health care providers nationwide are asking how the ruling will affect reproductive health care more broadly.

Thirteen states have trigger laws that ban abortion immediately and that took effect after the Supreme Court’s decision, or soon will. Those laws allow exemptions if an abortion is needed to prevent a pregnant woman from dying.

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