how to do a menstrual extract


Abortion is a WOMEN’S issue that MEN have NO right to interfere with. It was men who created the arbitrary time line of when “it’s a baby.” It’s a baby only when the WOMAN says it’s a baby!
It’s time to TAKE back our reproductive rights! In this time of backlash against women’s reproductive rights, it’s necessary to reclaim our ability to control our own bodies without having to ask permission in governmental and religious arenas controlled by men!
MEN destroyed most of women’s reproductive herbal wisdom during the three centuries of the Burning Times (also known as The Women’s Holocaust). However, women are beginning to help other women end their pregnancies without men being involved.
Menstrual extraction (ME) is a process by which menstrual blood is removed from the uterus using an airtight, hand-operated suction device for low-risk early abortions (soon after the first missed period) without anesthetics and a greatly decreased risk of infection.
It removes the fertilized egg soon after the first missed period.
ME is often an outpatient procedure, sometimes performed at home by a trained medical professional. Most patients said it’s far more comfortable and less painful than standard abortion procedure.
The most common device used is called a Del-Em. The cannula is inserted into the uterus through the undilated cervix. A syringe, with a one-way bypass valve prevents air from entering the uterus, which can be fatal. It creates the suction necessary to evacuate the interior of the uterus. The material collects in an airtight glass jar.
In a very few cases, a second extraction process must be performed if the abortion was not completed the first time.
The procedure should be performed by a trained medical professional. However, with proper training, women who aren’t medical professionals can also be taught to safely perform ME in self-help groups.
ME must never be attempted alone.
Materials used to construct a Del-Em device are easily obtainable through a laboratory or chemistry scientific catalogue or are common items (a jar, aquarium tubing, etc)

MedGyn also makes a device for menstrual extraction. As with the Del-Em, menstrual extraction must never be attempted alone.
MedGyn Aspiration Kit IV Short Description: “The MedGyn disposable Aspiration Kit is an effective and affordable device for diagnostic and therapeutic uterine evacuation and aspiration.”
Additional Product Information: “Features include: flexible cannula that allows for easy manipulation, syringe locking mechanism that prevents back-flow and promotes consistent, strong suction, and sharp slots near tip allow for better sampling.”
(022511 MedGyn Aspiration Kit IV with 4mm, 5mm, 6mm and 7mm Curette)

More Resources
‪ Sister Zeus’ site is a HUGE resource for women’s reproductive rights and health issues. To find a self-help group of women trained to safely do ME, Sister Zeus suggests checking with midwives, feminist health centers, fertility counselors and local feminists. Finding a self-help group is difficult since ME is barely legal since ME can be used when not pregnant. Groups may be found by word of mouth
Sister Zeus will help you find women in your area to start a self-help group and learn safe ME. ‪
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• A woman’s Book of Choices, Abortion, Menstrual Extraction RU- 486 by Rebecca Chalker and Carol Downer. “There is power in these pages, more power than any law can give us,” said Barbara Ehrenreich. It includes a list of books about abortion herbs (Misuse of herbs can be dangerous so always consult a sympathetic midwife-herbalist), how to safely perform ME, (safe up to 7 weeks into pregnancy) and how to make a Del-Em device from cheap common items. IMPORTANT NOTE! There are three mistakes (on pages 116, 142 and 241) that say “TWO way bypass valve” As can be seen on the diagram on p 143, it’s a ONE way bypass valve)!
•A New View of a Woman’s Body by the Federation of Feminist Women’s health Centers. It’s difficult to find but full of high- quality information to help you understand your body. Contains information Sister Zeus found nowhere else.
•A Difficult Decision-A compassionate Book About Abortion by Joy Gardener
•Planned Parenthood Ph:‪1-800-230-PLAN
• The population increased more since 1950 than during the previous four million years. Decreasing food supplies indicate Earth’s ability to feed humanity began diminishing in 1994. (WorldWatch Institute).
• Ninety million babies are born each year. The UN Population Foundation found that 80 million births are either ill timed or unintended.
•MANdated pregnancy (MALE appropriation of women bodies) caused overpopulation, environmental destruction, war and famine.