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Doctors Waited 2 Days To Terminate Life-Threatening Pregnancy, Only After Board Approval


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An anonymous story published by NGO Doctors for Choice has detailed how a woman’s life was "needlessly put at risk" because of a two-day wait for a board to authorise treatment to end her ectopic pregnancy.


An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilized egg grows outside a woman's uterus, somewhere else in their belly. It can cause life-threatening bleeding and should be treated with medical care right away.


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“It took two and a half days for the medicine to be approved," the woman wrote. "In the meantime, the embryo was growing and so with every hour that passed my fallopian tube was more at risk of scarring and perforating and the treatment itself was becoming less likely to work.



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