Scale of vaginal mesh problem confirmed by NHS review

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At least 500 removal operations carried out in England each year since 2008, report shows

Hundreds of women are undergoing surgery each year to have vaginal mesh implants removed, an NHS review has found.

The investigation by NHS Digital came after the Guardian revealed last year that the number was far higher than official figures for complication rates suggested.

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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