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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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