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Ablation of endometriosis implants may involve either electrocoagulation of the lesion with bipolar energy or laser vaporization/coagulation, which destroys or devitalizes active endometriosis but does not actually remove the lesion.
Moreover, it's argued, derisive racial and ethnic stereotypes can also be used in self-referential and self-mocking ways so as to actually ridicule and devitalize the misperceptions that have created them.