menstrual extraction


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extraction

 [ek-strak´shun]
1. the process or act of pulling or drawing out.
2. the preparation of an extract.
breech extraction extraction of an infant from the uterus in cases of breech presentation.
flap extraction removal of a cataract by making a flap in the cornea.
menstrual extraction a form of induced abortion in which a flexible cannula is inserted through an undilated cervix for the purpose of removing the fertilized embryo and endometrium. The cannula is attached to a syringe, which is used to aspirate the uterine contents and induce the onset of the “missed period.” This technique is not always effective, and sometimes a second procedure is required. It should be done within two weeks of a missed menstrual period.
serial extraction the selective extraction of primary teeth during an extended period of time to allow autonomous adjustment.
tooth extraction forcible removal of a tooth; called also odontectomy.
vacuum extraction removal of the uterine contents by application of a vacuum, done either for delivery of a viable fetus or for an abortion.

menstrual extraction

Fringe obstetrics
A type of abortion that consists of the suction extraction of an early (up to 8 weeks of gestation) conceptus, often performed by lay persons. While somewhat similar to an abortion performed by a physician, the procedure is not without danger and women so treated may not seek timely medical intervention when needed. As the data are anecdotal, claims for menstrual extraction’s success may be exaggerated and the real or potential complications (uterine perforation, ectopic pregnancy, gram-negative sepsis and continued pregnancy) minimised by its advocates.

Equipment
A sterile syringe, a rubber stopper, a one-way valve, plastic tubing and jars.

menstrual extraction

Gynecology Menstrual regulation, minisuction The use of a plastic syringe or cannula to extract the menses in lieu of the natural, albeit prolonged and messy period. See Menstruation Obstetrics Interception of pregnancy, preemptive abortion Suction extraction of the intrauterine content to prevent a possible pregnancy.

menstrual extraction

Vacuum or suction curettage of the uterus performed just before the date of the next menstrual period. The procedure ensures inducement of the menstrual period even though the uterus may contain a fertilized ovum.
See also: extraction