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#vaginal mesh

# vaginal-mesh - Monday 26 November, 2018

Women with vaginal mesh complications too ill to attend protest over their care

Last week the Minister for Health confirmed the ban on these surgeries will not be lifted until a number of key recommendations are implemented.

# vaginal-mesh - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Changes to vaginal surgeries as Minister praises women for 'making public their private suffering'

Irish women who have had these surgeries have reported complications like chronic pain, reduced mobility and recurrent infections.

# vaginal-mesh - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Reports made of controversial laser treatments being offered in place of vaginal mesh devices

The FDA issued a warning about the use of these treatments in July.

# vaginal-mesh - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

Irish professor's research finds failure rate of some vaginal mesh treatments 'unacceptably high'

The use of these devices has been suspended in Ireland pending the results of a review by the Chief Medical Officer.

# vaginal-mesh - Monday 17 September, 2018

Review finds surgeons did not report women's vaginal mesh complications to watchdog Exclusive

The HSE has suspended the use of these medical devices pending the outcome of a report from the Chief Medical Officer.

# vaginal-mesh - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Ireland to pause use of transvaginal mesh after 'understandable public anxiety'

Thousands of women across the world have suffered complications after having a vaginal mesh device implanted.

# vaginal-mesh - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

NHS suspends vaginal mesh operations in England over risk of 'life-changing injuries'

The chair of an independent review said she had not seen evidence that the benefits of mesh outweigh the “severity of human suffering” caused by complications.

# vaginal-mesh - Sunday 8 July, 2018

HSE tells doctors they must inform women of 'longterm pain' risk before vaginal mesh operations

The notification was issued immediately after a meeting between Minister for Health Simon Harris and women who were affected by vaginal mesh complications.

# vaginal-mesh - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Health Minister cancels meeting with women who suffered vaginal mesh complications

His office said the cancellation was due to “urgent other work commitments” and has been rescheduled for next month.

# vaginal-mesh - Sunday 22 April, 2018

Health Minister agrees to meet with women affected by vaginal mesh complications

There have been thousands of reports internationally of painful complications from women who have undergone these procedures.

# vaginal-mesh - Sunday 11 March, 2018

'It needs to be stopped': Vaginal mesh patients ask Chief Medical Officer to listen to their stories

The HSE said Dr Holohan’s review will be completed in the coming months but did not confirm whether he would be engaging with patients.

# vaginal-mesh - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

'A huge win for campaigners': Thousands of vaginal mesh cases to be reviewed in England

Campaigners in Ireland are calling for a similar audit to be carried out here.

# vaginal-mesh - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

'It was cutting my husband during sex': Women with vaginal mesh complications take fight to the Dáil

Today a consultant from Scotland told TDs he stopped doing these procedures in 2014 because he believed the risks outweighed the benefits.

'Incontinence, groin pain, I find it hard to walk and physical relations with my husband are impossible'

Niamh had a vaginal mesh operation 10 years ago and says even though she is only 58, she now feels like she is 90.

# vaginal-mesh - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

WATCH: Irish woman explains the pain caused by vaginal mesh implant Vaginal Mesh This post contains videos

WATCH: Irish woman explains the pain caused by vaginal mesh implant

Members of a support group for women who experienced complications will protest outside Leinster House tomorrow.

# vaginal-mesh - Saturday 23 December, 2017

More than ten women to sue the HSE in 2018 over vaginal mesh implants

It is also expected a further 20 private patients will take action in the New Year.

# vaginal-mesh - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Vaginal mesh campaigner dies in Canada after being hospitalised for sepsis

Mother-of-two Chrissy Brajcic had an operation to treat her urinary incontinence four years ago.

# vaginal-mesh - Saturday 2 December, 2017

Surgeon says vaginal mesh patients' complications were 'ignored' by doctors

Just this week a leaked report from the UK’s health watchdog recommended banning one of these surgeries.

# vaginal-mesh - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Minister orders report into vaginal mesh devices after Irish women experience 'constant pain'

The health minister said he takes it “extraordinarily seriously” if anyone is experiencing pain as a result of a surgery in this country.

# vaginal-mesh - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Minister Zappone to raise Irish women's vaginal mesh complications with Simon Harris

Concerns about procedures using these devices have been raised in recent months amid international scrutiny and hundreds of law suits.

# vaginal-mesh - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Patients encouraged to report vaginal mesh complications to Irish health watchdog

Some women have described experiencing chronic pain for years after these surgeries.

# vaginal-mesh - Monday 30 October, 2017

'It had cut through and was sticking there': Irish women share vaginal mesh horror stories

The devices have been subject to international scrutiny over the last year and Irish women have now started to speak out about complications.

# vaginal-mesh - Monday 18 September, 2017

Irish women take legal action over 'razor blade' vaginal mesh implants

Women have reported issues such as headaches, lack of energy, discharge, bleeding and pain years after their surgery.