Women Hospitalized After Trying To Vacuum Periods

Two women were hospitalized after using a vacuum to make their menstrual periods end sooner. A Seattle nurse claimed the desperate women, ages 19 and 23, went into shock this week after attempting a decades-old technique known as a menstrual extraction. “Ladies… Please stop using your vacuum hose to end your period early,” the nurse tweeted before making her account private. “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. Just… STOP!” She followed up with a tweet about the dangers of using a vacuum to suck out blood. “Your period has a steady flow of its own that for all intents and purposes your body can tolerate,” she wrote. “A vacuum increases the flow over 1,000 times which your body can’t tolerate, therefore sending you into shock.”

Menstrual extractions were common before abortion became legal in 1973. Via The Mirror