Como se dice en ingles?
August 21, 2007 11:49 AM   Subscribe

Spanish nuance translation help needed. Topic is slighly NSFW and thus inside.

How would you translate "Aborto por aspiración"? I understand this as "abortion by aspiration" and am taking it to mean of free will/ sought about by the pregnant woman, but need to be sure I'm not missing something. The context is in a questionnaire handed out to women for a study regarding their access to abortion and their experiences getting it done.

Full line item:
2. Aborto por aspiración en una clínica o un consultorio
posted by andifsohow to Writing & Language (5 answers total)
I think aspiracion is being used as related to aspirate, not aspire. Ergo, abortion by vacuum.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:59 AM on August 21, 2007

Okay, so I guess what this is called in English is Vacuum Aspiration Abortion.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:00 PM on August 21, 2007

yes, that's what i would think.
posted by thinkingwoman at 12:18 PM on August 21, 2007

Makes sense, glad I asked. Thanks.
posted by andifsohow at 12:19 PM on August 21, 2007

That's definitely what it means.
posted by signal at 7:31 AM on August 27, 2007

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