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Celebrate World Physiotherapy Day

#ChoosePhysio for bladder health   Each year, on 8 September, we celebrate World Physiotherapy Day—a global event recognising the incredible role physiotherapists play in the community and the relationships they have with their patients. Physiotherapists are health professionals who have a key role in helping people with long-term conditions achieve their goals, fulfil their potential […]

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Leading Pelvic Floor Surgeon Concerned by Suspension of Mid-Urethral Mesh Sling Surgeries

Chair of the Urogynaecological Society of Australasia, Dr. Jenny King joins Wayne Bucklar on Health Professional Radio to argue for moderation in the debate about the immediate suspension of mid-urethral mesh sling (MUS) surgeries in the UK. MUS is the most common type of surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), an involuntary urine leakage experienced by women […]

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The UK ban on mesh

UK decision to pause mid urethral sling surgeries causes doctor despair.  Time to talk commonsense on incontinence treatments.    Q&A with Dr Jenny King, Chair, UGSA   Can you briefly tell us your reaction to the suspension of mesh implants in the UK? The sudden suspension of mesh implants for prolapse and incontinence in the […]

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The pelvic flaw in all of us.

ABC Radio Podcast     Ladies, we need to talk with Jenny King, Chair UroGynaecological Society of Australasia.    Do you wee when you sneeze? Or avoid star jumps at the gym? One in four of us experience pelvic floor problems which can lead to incontinence, or even prolapse.   Basically we’re poorly designed, we’re standing […]

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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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A weak pelvic floor can mean more than a little leakage

Mary Ward, Sydney Morning Herald    We generally associate having a poor pelvic floor with incontinence. But for former Australian netball captain Sharelle McMahon, the signs that something was wrong with her pelvic floor were different. “Pain around my pelvis, and a bit of instability through there was the main way it showed up for […]

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Silent affliction affecting one in four

Elise Elliott, Herald Sun   The Continence Foundation of Australia’s Laugh Without Leaking campaign kicked off on World Laughter Day last month, with Helen Magee, Beth Wilson, Thelma Saville and Susie Lewis having a good belly laugh. Picture: Sarah Matray DO you leak when you laugh? It’s kind of an odd, personal question. The thing […]

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The biggest lesson from the vaginal mesh saga? Doctors must listen to women.

Workshop will provide a new learning option for surgical techniques incorporating video teaching, as well simulation and common clinical…

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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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‘Not all vaginal implants are a problem’: Doctor says women are refusing to seek treatment for incontinence after hundreds claimed mesh left them in pain and ruined their sex lives.

SHEREE MUTTON FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA   * Figures show a drop in women are seeking treatment for incontinence * Doctor Jenny King believes it’s because they’re fearful of vaginal mesh * The TGA removed transvaginal mesh for the sole purpose of pelvic prolapse * Dr King said those used for incontinence ­ mid­urethral slings […]

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Quo vadis, vaginal mesh in pelvic organ prolapse?

Stephen Jeffery & Jan-Paul Roovers   The International Urogynecological Association 2018   The use of vaginal mesh in pelvic organ prolapse (POP) has prompted a new and unprecedented media frenzy. For example, in a highly polarising statement, an Oxford-based professor of evidence-based medicine in a Guardian article recently compared vaginal mesh to the devastation wreaked […]

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UGSA Executive Board

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