Urogynaecological (transvaginal) surgical mesh hub
This hub provides information and support related to urogynaecological (transvaginal) surgical mesh devices.
Urogynaecological mesh implants have benefited some women in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Other women, however, have experienced very serious complications with these devices.
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) cancelled the approval of two specific types of urogynaecological mesh in November 2017:
- urogynaecological mesh that was inserted through the vagina to treat pelvic organ prolapse
- single incision mini-slings that were used to treat stress urinary incontinence.
These types of mesh device cannot be supplied in Australia.
The TGA continues to monitor the safety of all urogynaecological mesh implants. Please report any adverse events associated with these devices.
As of 23 June 2021, the TGA had received 899 adverse event reports related to urogynaecological mesh devices.
Senate Community Affairs References Committee report
- Australian Government response to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee report
- Progress report: Australian Government response to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee report
- Final Report on the Australian Government Response to the Recommendations of the Senate Community Affairs References Committee Report