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

Dr Jenny King    Last week, a Senate Committee investigating the impacts of “transvaginal mesh Author implants” on women in Australia handed down its report, with 13 recommendations. The implants are medical devices surgically inserted to prevent prolapse and urinary incontinence – conditions that affect many women over their lifetime, with around 20% requiring surgical treatment. […]

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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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