suction abortion


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suction abortion

The removal of the products of conception from the uterus using a device that sucks the tissues away from the lining of the uterus.
See also: abortion
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Catharina Tell told the Expressen that Rebecca "didn't want to have a chemical abortion," but did so because "the doctor told her that it was much better than having a suction abortion.
According to Hern, unlike the staff response to first-trimester suction abortions, dismemberment abortions cause "significant emotional reactions of medical and counseling staff" including "physiological symptoms, sleep disturbances, effects on interpersonal relationships, and moral anguish.
The New York State regulatory requirements needed for suction abortions did not apply to giving a pill, our legal consultants assured us.