OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence of ectopic pregnancy after IVF at the Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine and Infertility (CARMI) in St. Luke's Medical Center-Global City (SLMC-GC) and to describe the clinical characteristics of these patients and identity possible risk factors for ectopic pregnancy following IVF.
STUDY DESIGN: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study, with the digital database of CARMI as the source of patient information. Demographic and clinical data were obtained and tabulated. Statistical analyses were performed to identify possible risk factors for the tabulated. Statistical analyses were performed to identify possible risk factors for the development of ectopic pregnancy in IVF cases.
RESULTS: There were a total of 243 clinical pregnancies among the 929 IVF-ET cases from September 2011 to April 2015. There were five cases of ectopic pregnancy. Frozen embryo transfer was the only variable found to be significantly associated with ectopic pregnancy (p=0.003).
CONCLUSION: The ectopic pregnancy rate among IVF cycles in CARMI is 2.1%. Only frozen embryo cycle was found to be significantly associated with the development of EP. The other clinical variables that were studied showed no statistical significance.