Shona Robison, Scotland’s Health Minister, formally apologized to women who suffered complications following transvaginal mesh implant surgeries.
Ms. Robison recognized that the medical establishment hadn’t listened to the women who experienced pain and suffering from the implant. The mesh was used to treat incontinence or organ prolapse. She agreed with victims that it shouldn’t have taken an act of Scottish Parliament to expose the issue.
Last summer Health Secretary Alex Neil requested a suspension of the controversial procedure, due to the concerns of women who had suffered from the mesh implant. Many victims were upset that over 75 women have received the operation since the suspension was requested. Fortunately, the numbers of implant surgeries in Scotland have decreased dramatically.
Two members of Scottish Mesh Survivors, Elaine Holmes and Olive McIlroy are asking for an inquiry or independent study to understand the depth of the problem.
An Independent Review of Transvaginal Mesh Implants completed an Interim Report, which called for better training to make sure that medical practitioners were aware of the potential issues after mesh procedures. Another finding was that because women were not believed about their complications, they experienced more distress and had to wait longer for help.
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