Hundreds of women in the United Kingdom are demanding that Transvaginal Tape (TVT) operations be suspended.
These women have been devastated by a variety of disorders from chronic pain to the inability to walk, resulting from the procedure to stop stress incontinence. They weren’t made aware of the potential life changing risks from the surgery.
Kath Sansom had the operation, involving the implant of an artificial mesh tape to support the bladder. Now the mother-of-two wishes she had never attempted to fix the minor problem.
Ms. Ransom was a self-described fitness junkie, participating in boxing, swimming and high diving before the surgery. Now she’s lucky if she can walk for 15 minutes before she gets dizzy and develops intense pain.
She launched the Sling the Mesh campaign, calling for TVT surgery to be suspended and for the government to create stricter policies for approving medical devices. She got the campaign idea from a neighboring country: Scotland placed a ban on the surgery in 2014.
In England approximately 13,000 women have TVT surgery every year. Officially, in 2010, 603 TVT surgeries were reversed. However only 15 adverse incident reports were made to the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
Many women don’t know where to report their grievances. Kath Sansom intends to change that by calling attention to the problem with her campaign.
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