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Transvaginal mesh timeline: the gynaecological scandal that rocked the world

Vaginal mesh implants were introduced in the late 1990s as a routine treatment for stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, common complications following childbirth. However, these flexible plastic scaffolds have led to life-altering complications for many women including nerve damage, chronic pain, and several reported deaths. Medical Technology looks over the story of vaginal mesh, from the 90s to the present day.


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