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Aim and background: Emergency contraception (EC) is a boon, as it reduces the incidence of unintended pregnancies. Theoretically, failure of EC can lead to ectopic gestation. However, the causal relation between the failure of EC pill and ectopic pregnancy has not yet been established. The above effect is difficult to establish since all such cases may not get reported.

Case report: We are reporting a case of ectopic pregnancy following levonorgestrel EC pill. This was a multiparous woman who was admitted with compliant of lower abdomen pain and irregular bleeding following use of levonorgestrel EC pill. She was diagnosed as a case of ectopic pregnancy and was operated for the same.

Conclusion: Emergency contraceptive pills should not be used as a regular contraceptive. Doctor should be consulted immediately in case of any menstrual irregularity following its use.

Clinical significance: As only theoretically we can say that EC pill leads to ectopic pregnancy so the word differential diagnosis is written in abstract. Exact explanation was given in the text.

Keywords: Ectopic pregnancy, Emergency contraception, Levonorgestrel, Postcoital pill.

How to cite this article: Rani S, Sehgal A, Singh A. Ectopic Pregnancy following Levonorgestrel Postcoital Contraceptive Pill. J South Asian Feder Obst Gynae 2017;9(2):137-138.

Source of support: Nil

Conflict of interest: None

Date of received: 24 December 2016

Date of acceptance: 4 January 2017

Date of publication: March 2017

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