Vaginal mesh: England review into scale of harm

Vaginal mesh: England review into scale of harm
 

The government will carry out a full audit of how many women in England have suffered complications as a result of vaginal mesh implants.
Women have long complained about the implants - which are used to hold up pelvic organs to treat incontinence and prolapse - causing agony by cutting into tissue.
It is estimated more than 100,000 UK women have had a mesh fitted.
Most of them suffer no ill effects, NHS England says.
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30 January 2018 in Health, Views: 39
Source: BBC
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