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TGA Action Plan for Medical Devices

Media release, April 2019 Progress towards safe and effective treatment for urinary incontinence. For ten years the Urogynaecological Society of Australia (UGSA) has been a leader in promoting optimal conservative and surgical treatment of female urinary incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction. More than 150,000 women in Australia and New Zealand have benefited from a mid-urethral […]

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10th Annual Scientific Conference, Media Release

The Urogynaecological Society of Australasia (UGSA) will welcome national and international experts to their 10th annual scientific meeting on the Gold Coast from 20 to 23 March. UGSA chair Dr Jenny King said the society was delighted to have such a range of respected speakers from Australia and overseas. “UGSA is focussed on caring for […]

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UK DECISION TO PAUSE MID URETHRAL SLING SURGERIES CAUSES DOCTOR DESPAIR

TIME TO TALK COMMONSENSE ON INCONTINENCE TREATMENTS   Australian doctors are “despairing” at a UK decision to immediately suspend the use of mid urethral mesh slings (MUS) for urinary incontinence, the Urogynaecological Society of Australasia (UGSA) says. UGSA chair Dr Jenny King says the move is a big step backwards for women who are suffering […]

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Not all vaginal implants are a problem and treating them the same puts many women at risk.

The fallout from the mesh scandal is having major consequences on women’s health, as many are too fearful to get proper treatment. But not all vaginal implants are a problem and treating them the same puts many women at risk. Worryingly, the chair of UroGynaecological Society of Australasia has revealed that specialists are being asked to perform […]

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Australian Senate Mesh Decision is a Disservice to Women

Today’s recommendation by the Australian Senate Committee Inquiry that implantation of all transvaginal mesh products should only be undertaken as a last resort has been met with bewilderment and concern by doctors treating Australian and New Zealand women for urinary incontinence and pelvic floor conditions.   The Urogynaecological Society of Australasia (UGSA) says this recommendation […]

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