Recent medical opinions cast more doubt on FDA’s clearance of vaginal mesh products
A joint opinion by the American College of Obstetricians Gynecologists and the American Urogynecologic Society recommends that vaginal mesh be used in only the most severe cases of pelvic organ prolapse.
Vaginal mesh implants – used to treat patients suffering pelvic organ prolapse (
Since 2001, patients who have had vaginal mesh products implanted have suffered a high incidence of bad outcomes. Most commonly, the mesh causes the vaginal wall to erode, leading to pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, and a variety of frightening, harmful and permanent physical injuries.
Due to these health risks, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) issued an opinion cautioning women with
The ACOG and AUGS's opinion, issued Nov. 21, 2011, also attested to the urgent need to develop a nationwide registry to document surgical outcomes involving vaginal mesh. Such an archive would help track the dangers of transvaginal mesh across demographics and help determine how best to limit its uses.
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