Year: 1994 Source: The New England Journal of Medicine, v.330, no.10, (March 10, 1994), p.714 SIEC No: 19940934

This Letter to the Editor reports results of a 10-year retrospective study of 160 women in Israel treated surgically with salpingectomy for ectopic pregnancy (EP). 6 Women, all primigravidas, had attempted suicide within the first year after surgery; none had a history of psychiatric disorder; observed factors are discussed. The rates of suicide in this group suggest that women who have EPs are at high risk for suicide after surgery & should receive psychological & moral support. (5 Refs.)