Transvaginal mesh products banned

The move follows a federal court class action by 700 Australian women

The use of vaginal mesh implants for pelvic prolapse and incontinence has been banned in Australia.

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Based on new evidence the TGA has found that the benefits of using transvaginal mesh products do not outweigh the risks to patients.

The move follows a review by the watchdog after complaints from hundreds of Australian women that the device had left them in chronic pain.

In August, a federal court class action was launched against the manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson following similar class actions worldwide. 

"The TGA considers that a lack of adequate

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