In 1971, as part of their work with their feminist reproductive collective, Lorraine Rothman and Carol Downer invented menstrual extraction (ME), a suction process to pass the entire period all at once and abort an unwanted early pregnancy. An underground network of providers has kept ME alive ever since, and in a post-Roe era the demand is surging. Written by an anonymous medical professional, this zine provides a short history of ME and detailed instructions and diagrams about how to safely and effectively perform a manual exam, use a speculum, assemble a Del-Em kit, and complete a menstrual extraction procedure.
SUBJECT: DIY / Political / Feminism / Activism / Wellness / Sex / Microcosm Published / Self-Care / Self-Care Healthcare
PUBLICATION: March 19, 2024
FORMAT: 128 pages, 5x7", paperback
CARTON QTY: 60
ART: b&w illustrations
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