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Transvaginal (urogynaecological) surgical mesh hub

10 October 2018

This information hub aims to help the Australian public find information and support related to transvaginal (urogynaecological) surgical mesh devices.

Transvaginal mesh implants have been of benefit for some women in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. However, some women have experienced very serious complications with transvaginal mesh implants. In 2017, the TGA cancelled the approval of specific types of transvaginal mesh devices, and these devices can no longer be supplied in Australia. The TGA continues to monitor the safety of transvaginal mesh implants and urges patients and health professionals to report any adverse events associated with these devices to the TGA.

Background

An introduction to transvaginal mesh and the TGA’s decision to cancel the approval of some transvaginal meshes.

Australian Government actions

Information about Australian Government actions related to transvaginal surgical mesh.

Reporting problems and side effects

Information on how you can report problems and side effects related to medical devices including transvaginal mesh.

Consumer support services

Information for affected women on where to find support services, contact lines and support groups related to transvaginal mesh.

Other resources for consumers

Links to fact sheets, videos and other resources about transvaginal mesh.

Resources for health professionals

Links to fact sheets and other resources about transvaginal mesh.

Senate inquiry

Information about the Senate inquiry into the ‘Number of women in Australia who have had transvaginal mesh implants and related matters.’

Australian Government response to the Senate inquiry

Information about the Australian Government response to the Senate inquiry into the ‘Number of women in Australia who have had transvaginal mesh implants and related matters.’

Other information

Other information related to improving business ethics in healthcare delivery.