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, placenta, and fetal membranes, usually by use of vacuum aspiration and surgical instruments.
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Translations

di·la·tion and e·vac·u·a·tion

n. aborto evacuado o quirúrgico.
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Such instruments are commonly used in dilation and evacuation procedure, which the Center for Reproductive Rights has described as the safest and most common abortion procedure in the U.S.
This definition largely overlaps with what those in the abortion trade currently refer to as "dilation and evacuation" or "dilation and extraction" (D&E) abortions.
NEW ORLEANS aa The federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Monday morning about whether Texas should be able to ban doctors from performing the most common second-trimester abortion procedure, called dilation and evacuation.
Ned Calonge, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Colorado Denver, and colleagues examined the scientific evidence on the safety and quality of four abortion methods used in the United States: medication, aspiration, dilation and evacuation, and induction.
Second-trimester abortion for fetal anomalies or fetal death: labor induction compared with dilation and evacuation. Obstet Gynecol 2011;117(4):788-92.
After receiving 2 units of packed red blood cells (PRBCs), she developed heavy vaginal bleeding requiring emergent dilation and evacuation (estimated blood loss: 1500 mL) and transfusion of 4 other units of PRBCs.
Dilation and evacuation is a surgical abortion procedure that takes place after the first trimester of pregnancy.(1) Similar to a first-trimester surgical procedure, the patient's cervix is dilated and suction is used to remove the fetus.(2) Depending on a variety of factors (including gestational age, the extent of dilation, and providers' training and preference), the provider might also use surgical instruments as a primary or secondary part of the procedure.(1,2) Eleven percent of abortions in the United States take place after the first trimester, and national estimates suggest that D&E accounts for roughly 95% of these procedures.(3,4)
A new law known as Act 45 or (http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2017/2017R/Bills/HB1032.pdf) the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Act  signed into law last week by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson bans women in the state from terminating a pregnancy in the second trimester using dilation and evacuation (D&E) - the most common, and the safest, procedure used to carry abortions after 14 weeks of pregnancy.
The second restriction would ban physicians from providing a commonly performed, safe, and medically proven method of abortion during the second trimester known as dilation and evacuation or D&E.
Kansas became the first state to ban a controversial second-trimester abortion method on April 7 when Governor Sam Brownback signed a bill that will impose a ban, effective July 1, on the "dilation and evacuation" abortion procedure.