Margot Parker backs call for ban on vaginal mesh operations

Delivered by Margot Parker, on 28 November 2017

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MARGOT Parker MEP has backed health watchdog NICE in its call for vaginal mesh operations to be banned from treating organ prolapse in England.

The draft guidelines from NICE have stated the implants should only be used for research and not routine operations, according to reports.

Some implants can cut into the vagina and women have been left in permanent pain, unable to walk, work or have sex.

Margot Parker, MEP for the East Midlands and UKIP's deputy leader, said: "I really do hope the NHS takes up this recommendation from NICE.

""I still feel there is a case for an immediate suspension of their use and an audit of women who have had the procedure.

""While this procedure is still being carried out, I feel doctors should at least be instructed to explain fully to women that there have been very distressing and painful problems with this procedure.

""We cannot have a situation where women are not aware of all the facts and research, while we wait for guidelines, or a ban.

""Women's health must be taken seriously - there has to be clarity on this topic. There has been too much suffering. Many women are living in pain every day."

 

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