vacuum aspiration

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vacuum aspiration

n.
A method of abortion performed during the first trimester of pregnancy in which the contents of the uterus are withdrawn through a narrow tube. Also called suction curettage, vacuum curettage.
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Noun1.vacuum aspiration - a method of induced abortion; prior to the 14th week of gestation the embryo and placenta are removed by applying suction to the dilated cervix
induced abortion - a deliberate termination of pregnancy
curettage, curettement - surgery to remove tissue or growths from a bodily cavity (as the uterus) by scraping with a curette
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In 2008, all incomplete abortions were treated by physicians with dilatation & evacuation (D&C) or electric vacuum aspiration (EVA) with general anaesthesia.
The earlier that techniques such as manual vacuum aspiration and electric vacuum aspiration are incorporated into existing curricula, the better prepared new health providers will be to provide postabortion care when they enter the service; in-service training would then take the form of refresher training.
This was a retrospective review of 110 abortions performed in the US at 14-18 weeks of pregnancy, 73 with electric vacuum aspiration (VA) and 37 with MVA.

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