vacuum abortion

vacuum abortion

Early abortion, early uterine evacuation, first trimester abortion, suction abortion Obstetrics Suction removal of endometrial tissue from the uterus via the cervix to terminate a pregnancy of ≤ 12 wks. Cf Vacuum curettage.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It induces abortion 96 percent of the time, and the remaining cases can be treated by vacuum abortion. Only two of the 60,000 French women who have taken the drug have incurred even a temporary problem (both were over 35 and under severe stress).