dilation and evacuation


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dilation and evacuation

n. Abbr. D & E
A surgical abortion performed during the second trimester of pregnancy by dilation of the cervix and removal of the fetus and other products of conception, usually by use of vacuum aspiration and surgical instruments.

di·la·tion and e·vac·u·a·tion

(D & E) (dī-lā'shŭn ĕ-vak'yū-ā'shŭn)
Dilation of the cervix and removal of the products of conception.
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Abortion providers reported performing 484 dilation and evacuation procedures in Kansas in 2018, according to state health department statistics.
Heather Gebelin Hacker, assistant solicitor general for the Texas Attorney General's Office, described the dilation and evacuation procedure as "barbaric," saying with graphic details that fetuses' limbs are torn apart.
Mifepristone and misoprostol versus dilation and evacuation for midtrimester abortion: a pilot randomized controlled trial.
Hammond C and Chasen S, Dilation and evacuation, in: Paul M et al., eds., Management of Unintended and Abnormal Pregnancy: Comprehensive Abortion Care, 1st ed., West Sussex, UK: Blackwell Publishing, 2009, pp.
The state House voted 98-26 to outlaw the dilation and evacuation procedure, which is used in about 8 percent of all abortions in Kansas.
The development of the dilation and evacuation (D&E) procedure during this time period gave an alternative to these methods.
Immediate versus delayed insertion of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device following dilation and evacuation: a randomized controlled trial.
Thirty-six percent of these programs train half or more of residents in second-trimester dilation and evacuation; 51%, in second-trimester induction.
Bush, but the bill ignores the fact that there are two other ways (hysterotomy, dilation and evacuation) by which children may be killed in their mothers' wombs in the later stages of pregnancy.
NEW ORLEANS -- Midtrimester dilation and evacuation does not increase the risk of future spontaneous abortion or preterm birth, Dr.
"Loosely applied, that law could have been used to make 'criminals' out of a lot of physicians." Indeed, the court notes in its 5-4 decision that although the law was apparently aimed at dilation and extraction, it would also have prohibited dilation and evacuation, the most common method for second-trimester abortions .