Periods are not rainbows and sunshine—we get it. Reading through the comments of the thread, it seems like the women in question tried to use the suction hose of the vacuum to try to suck the remaining blood out of their uteruses in an attempt to stop their natural bleeding. The author of the original viral tweet later adds that instead of ending their periods early, they wound up with shock instead and had to go the hospital for care. The original tweeter did not respond to a request for comment to elaborate further, but TBH, we have a LOT of questions. While Dr. And Kirsten Bechtel , MD, a Yale Medicine pediatric emergency-medicine doctor and codirector of injury prevention, explains that there are many risk factors around using a vacuum in your vagina. For instance, putting the hard plastic end of a vacuum up yourself can put you at risk of perforating your uterus, says Dr.
But some are taking matters into their own - dangerous - hands, by vacuuming their vaginas in the hope it will speed up the course of nature. One nurse in the US has taken to Twitter to warn women to "stop using your vacuum hose to end your period early". It might sound absolutely bizarre and painful but there are forums dedicated to "menstrual extraction", or ME. ME works by creating a vacuum that suctions out the contents of the uterus through the cervix and is a black market or alternative practice for abortions in countries where abortion is illegal. It's been around since the s when women's rights activist, Lorraine Rothman, adapted the abortion method to be used as a way of getting rid of menstrual blood.
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Yes, a vacuum cleaner inside their vagina. What is going on with the world these days? A Seattle nurse stated the women, ages 19 and 23, went into shock after attempting a dangerous, DIY decades-old technique known as a menstrual extraction. There were 2 cases of this so far this week and both women had to be admitted. Just… STOP! Ladies… Please stop using your vacuum hose to end your period early.
When someone claiming to be a nurse tweeted about two women who reportedly landed in the hospital for using household vacuums to extract their period blood, the internet responded in collective horror over the concept. You're gonna wind up sucking out a lot more than blood! There were 2 cases of this so far this week and both women had to be admitted," the tweet read. INSIDER was unable to confirm whether the events actually occurred, but regardless, the post started a conversation related to recent abortion bans. Jen Gunter tweeted. Gynecologist Dr. Donnica Moore noted the vacuum cleaner idea could have been an outgrowth of an older at-home abortion practice known as menstrual extraction. Moore tweeted.