Women harmed because vaginal mesh regulation ‘not fit for purpose’

Oxford University team calls for mandatory clinical trials for invasive devices following scandal that emerged this year

Women have been exposed to unnecessary harm due to poor regulation for vaginal mesh products, medical experts have warned.

The team, from the University of Oxford, have called for clinical trials to be made mandatory for invasive medical devices and for a registry to be created in response to the vaginal mesh scandal.

The implants have been widely used as a simple, less invasive alternative to traditional surgical approaches for treating urinary incontinence and prolapse, conditions that can commonly occur after childbirth. For the majority of women the operation is successful.

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