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An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilised egg implants itself outside the womb, usually in one of the fallopian tubes.
Salpingectomy is the removal of one or both of a woman's fallopian tubes, usually to treat cancer, endometriosis or ectopic pregnancy.
Follow the links below to find out more about diethylstilboestrol (DES), a synthetic form of oestrogen.
Painful sex for women
Experiencing pain or discomfort during sex is fairly common, but in some cases there is an underlying cause.
A laparoscopy is a type of keyhole surgery performed in the abdominal (belly) area. Learn more about when and why a laparoscopy is used.
A laparoscopic sterilisation is a permanent method of female contraception. It involves blocking both fallopian tubes to prevent you from becoming pregnant.
Learn about appendicitis, an inflammation of the appendix, including possible causes, common symptoms and the main treatment options.
Smoking and pregnancy
Find out how quitting smoking will improve your health and give your baby the best start in life.
Warning signs during pregnancy
Most changes in your body are likely to be a normal part of pregnancy, but some signs may indicate things are not going well. Learn how to recognise them and know when you should seek help.
Bleeding between periods
Vaginal bleeding between periods is not unusual, but should be checked by your doctor if it happens more than once or twice.