Safer Care Victoria has developed a free resource to assist general practitioners in identifying complications and supporting women affected by transvaginal mesh.
Transvaginal mesh is a medical product which has been used for over 15 years to treat pelvic organ prolapse and urinary stress incontinence. Some women have experienced serious and debilitating complications following such surgery.
Health professionals can download a factsheet from the Department of Health website.
Resources for consumers can be accessed via the Better Health Channel website.
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