Ectopic Pregnancy Trust (The)
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Ectopic pregnancy affects 1 in 80 pregnancies in the UK, with an unknown number of women being admitted to hospital or treated in Early Pregnancy Units and Emergency Gynaecology clinics every year. There are at least 11,000 emergency admissions for the condition annually in England, and from anecdotal evidence, it is believed the number of cases of ectopic pregnancy may number more than 30,000 per year in the UK alone. The number of ectopic pregnancies and deaths (approximately 5 per year) caused by this condition has not fallen in the past 20 years – in fact the incidence is rising.
Until the launch of The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust in 1998 there was no body in the UK which focused exclusively on this relatively common condition.
The Trust’s mission is to provide information, education and support to those whose lives are affected by ectopic pregnancy and to the professionals who care for them.
It seeks to:
- raise awareness of the condition amongst the medical profession and general public;
- encourage ‘Best Practice’ within the medical profession through their own/other professional body guidelines and to raise awareness of diagnostic tools and treatments available;
- provide a range of information and support services to both members of the public and health care providers;
- encourage research and distribute findings.
The Trust is driven forward by a group from diverse backgrounds in business and health care, delivering its mission of information, education and support.
We provide our services free at the point of delivery, recieve no government or core funding and rely entirely on donations and sponsorship from third parties.
Thank you for considering supporting The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust