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        Controversional mesh operations stopped

        The government has accepted the use of vaginal mesh implants to treat complications after childbirth should be stopped immediately to prevent further risk of “life-changing and life-threatening injuries” to women.

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        Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a condition where there is bulging of one or more of the pelvic organs into the vagina.

        It occurs due to a weakening of the tissues that support the pelvic organs. POP is a common condition and is experienced by many women, particularly after childbirth. It occurs due to a weakening of the tissues that support the pelvic organs.

        For several years women who have suffered complications as a result of mesh implant surgery have been raising concerns regarding the use of synthetic meshes in gynaecological surgery for prolapse or stress incontinence, where urine leaks when the bladder is under pressure.

        Women have argued that synthetic mesh are often distressing and sometimes the mesh surgery is not necessary as alternatives are available which do not expose the patient to the unique risks posed by the mesh.

        These adverse effects included: