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4 May 2018: Report of the Welsh task and finish group to review the use of vaginal synthetic mesh tape and sheets for stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse: https://gov.wales/docs/dhss/publications/180504reporten.pdf

20 April 2018: MPs call for urgent ban on surgical mesh: https://www.bmj.com/content/361/bmj.k1758

28 March 2018: Parliament of Australia: Senate Report: Number of women in Australia who have had transvaginal mesh implants and related matters: https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Community_Affairs/MeshImplants/Report

21 February 2018: Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review: The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (Mr Jeremy Hunt): https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2018-02-21/debates/7DA2E2F3-E1E6-40CB-8061-
680E0399CA97/MedicinesAndMedicalDevicesSafetyReview


19 December 2017: Public Health Agency Northern Ireland: Vaginal Mesh Frequently Asked Questions:
http://publichealthagency.org/publications/vaginal-mesh-frequently-asked-questions

19 December 2017: Victoria Minister for Health: Transvaginal Mesh Support For Victorian Women:
https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/transvaginal-mesh-support-for-victorian-women/

18 December 2017: TGA actions after review into urogynaecological surgical mesh implants:
https://www.tga.gov.au/alert/tga-actions-after-review-urogynaecological-surgical-mesh-implants#.WjkTBgGo9BQ.twitter

15 December 2017: Mesh for vaginal mesh prolapse should only be used in the context of research, says NICE:
https://www.nice.org.uk/news/article/mesh-for-vaginal-wall-prolapse-should-only-be-used-in-the-context-of-research-says-nice

11 December 2017: Medsafe introduces surgical mesh restrictions: Medsafe is taking action in New Zealand to remove from
supply and effectively limit the use of certain surgical mesh products used for urogynaecological indications:
http://www.health.govt.nz/news-media/media-releases/medsafe-introduces-surgical-mesh-restrictions

28 November 2017: TGA actions after review into urogynaecological surgical mesh implants:
https://www.tga.gov.au/alert/tga-actions-after-review-urogynaecological-surgical-mesh-implants

28 July 2017: Consultation: Alignment with European medical device regulatory framework: Australia proposes to reclassify
mesh devices to highest risk category:
https://www.tga.gov.au/consultation/consultation-alignment-european-medical-device-regulatory-framework#.WYBQstKPD_8.twitter

25 July 2017: NHS England Mesh Oversight Group Report:
https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/mesh-oversight-group-report/

May 2017: Updated: Synthetic Vaginal Mesh Tape Procedure for the Surgical Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women: Patient Information Leaflet:
http://www.scottishmeshsurvivors.com/pdf/SUI%20Mesh%20Tapes%20Leaflet%20Version%2024_
160517%20BSUG%20RCOG%20logo%20v2.pdf


22 February 2017: EU reclassifies surgical meshes to highest risk category, class III
http://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-10728-2016-INIT/en/pdf

6 January 2017: FDA - Final Order: Obstetrical and Gynecological Devices; Reclassification of Surgical Instrumentation for Use With Urogynecologic Surgical Mesh:
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/06/2016-31862/obstetrical-and-gynecological-devices-reclassification-of-surgical-instrumentation-for-use-with

5 January 2017: FDA - Urogynecologic Surgical Mesh Implants:
https://www.fda.gov/medicaldevices/productsandmedicalprocedures/implantsandprosthetics/urogynsurgicalmesh/

20 December 2016: Mesh, graft, or standard repair for women having primary transvaginal anterior or posterior compartment prolapse surgery: two parallel-group, multicentre, randomised, controlled trials (PROSPECT):
http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(16)31596-3.pdf

20 December 2016: Adverse events after first, single, mesh and non-mesh surgical procedures for stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in Scotland, 1997–2016: a population-based cohort study:
http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(16)32572-7.pdf

20 December 2016: Pelvic floor muscle training for secondary prevention of pelvic organ prolapse PREVPROL: a multicentre randomised controlled trial:
http://thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)32109-2/abstract

12 October 2016: NICE information for the public: Single-incision short-sling mesh insertion for stress urinary incontinence: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ipg566/resources/information-for-the-public-3456740381893

12 October 2016: Single-incision short sling mesh insertion for stress urinary incontinence in women:
https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ipg566/resources/singleincision-short-sling-mesh-insertion-for-stress-urinary-incontinence-in
-women-1899872051084485


16 August 2016: AG FILES A MAJOR LAWSUIT AGAINST JOHNSON & JOHNSON OVER CONCEALED RISKS OF
PELVIC MESH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShrmwhsmW90&app=desktop

2 August 2016: Safety information - Alerts: Urogynaecological surgical mesh complications: TGA urges reporting of adverse events:
https://www.tga.gov.au/alert/urogynaecological-surgical-mesh-complications

28 June 2016: Field Safety Notice - Urgent Medical Device Product Advisory:
http://www.bfarm.de/SharedDocs/Kundeninfos/EN/11/2016/4679-16_Kundeninfo_en.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=2

15 June 2016: Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on medical devices:
http://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9364-2016-REV-2/en/pdf

25 May 2016: Safer medical devices: MEPs strike a deal with Council:
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/20160525IPR29271/Safer-medical-devices-MEPs-strike-deal-with-Council

24 May 2016: Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Files Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson for Deceptive Marketing of Surgical Mesh Products: https://oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/attorney-general-kamala-d-harris-files-lawsuit-against-johnson-johnson-deceptive

24 May 2016: AG FILES MAJOR LAWSUIT AGAINST JOHNSON & JOHNSON OVER CONCEALED RISKS OF PELVIC MESH:
http://www.atg.wa.gov/news/news-releases/ag-files-major-lawsuit-against-johnson-johnson-over-concealed-risks-pelvic-mesh

1 May 2016: FDA Reclassification of Surgical Mesh for Transvaginal Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/01/05/2015-33165/obstetrical-and-gynecological-devices-reclassification-of-surgical-mesh-for-transvaginal-pelvic

28 April 2016: Therapeutic products regulatory regime: The New Zealand Government is working on a new and comprehensive
regulatory regime to regulate therapeutic products in New Zealand, which will replace the Medicines Act 1981 and its Regulations: http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/regulation-health-and-disability-system/therapeutic-products-regulatory-regime

1 April 2016: FDA Safety Alert: Urogynecologic Surgical Mesh Implants by Boston Scientific: Notification
Potential for Counterfeit Raw Material:
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm493784.htm?source=
govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery


4 January 2016: FDA strengthens requirements for surgical mesh for the transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse to
address safety risks: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm479732.htm

17 December 2015: EU SCENIHR - Final opinion on the safety of surgical meshes used in urogynecological surgery:
http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consultations/public_consultations/scenihr_consultation_27_en.htm

3 December 2015: UK Mesh Working Group Interim Report:
https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/mesh-wg-interim-rep.pdf

2 October 2015: The Scottish Independent Review of the Use, Safety and Efficacy of Transvaginal Mesh Implants in the Treatment
of Stress Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse in Women: Interim Report:
http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0048/00486661.pdf

2 October 2015: Mesh implant interim review published:
http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Mesh-implant-interim-review-published-1de9.aspx

2 October 2015: Annexe A: Using routinely available health data to examine the provision of, and outcomes following,
surgery for SUI and POP in Scotland:
http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0048/00486662.pdf

2 October 2015: Annexe B: Evidence review tables:
http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0048/00486663.pdf
   
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Scotland
6 May 2018: Brave mum dying from cancer speaks out after controversial mesh treatment left her too weak for chemo. "I cannot say mesh has cost me my life but it definitely cost me my chance of living." :
https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/brave-mum-dying-from-cancer-speaks-out-after-controversial-mesh-treatment-left-her-too-weak-for-chemo/
On behalf of Mesh Survivors everywhere, our sincere thanks to Michele and Lauren for speaking publicly and with such dignity to Marion Scott - our thoughts and prayers are with you both

22 April 2018: Mesh campaigners to take legal action to remove their names from 'whitewash' report:
https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/mesh-campaigners-to-take-legal-action-to-remove-their-names-from-whitewash-report/

30 March 2018: https://www.holyrood.com/articles/inside-politics/vaginal-mesh-scandal-scotlands-unlikely-political-allegiance

25 March 2018: Doctors saved £200 on my surgery but it cost me two organs and destroyed my life:
https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/doctors-saved-200-on-my-surgery-but-it-cost-me-two-organs-and-destroyed-my-life/

25 March 2018: MSP Rona Mackay: Benefits staff must understand mesh injuries call for action:
https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/msp-benefits-staff-must-understand-these-injuriescall-for-action/?utm_source=twitter

11 March 2018: US jury awards mesh victim almost £30m in damages over 'unreasonably dangerous' implant which has been used in Scotland: https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/us-jury-awards-mesh-victim-almost-30m-in-damages-over-unreasonably-dangerous-implant-which-has-been-used-in-scotland/

18 February 2018: House of Lords date for mesh patients: https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/house-of-lords-date-for-mesh-patients/?utm_content=buffer03c5a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

9 February 2018: Woman 'crippled' by mesh implant surgery starts support group for victims:
https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/woman-crippled-by-mesh-implant-surgery-starts-support-group-for-victims-1-4684006/amp?__twitter_impression=true

4 February 2018: Mesh victims demand NHS Scotland okays treatment only available in England:
https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/mesh-victims-demand-nhs-scotland-okays-treatment-only-available-in-england/

12 January 2018: Dr Karolina Agur raises awareness about the mesh scandal among the Polish community in the UK:
http://magazynsquare.pl/uk-skandal-chirurgiczny-ofiarami-sa-kobiety/

17 December 2017: 'It's the best Christmas present I could ever have hoped for': Mesh victim gets life-changing surgery after Sunday Post report: https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/mesh-victim-gets-life-changing-surgery-after-sunday-post-report/?utm_source=twitter

17 December 2017: Lawyer slams NHS Scotland and predicts mesh scandal will be as costly as as thalidomide pay-outs:
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15777844.Lawyer_slams_NHS_Scotland_and_predicts_mesh_scandal_will_be_as_
costly_as_thalidomide_pay_outs/


10 December 2017: Victim reveals how mesh destroyed her life as pressure builds on health minister:
https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/victim-reveals-how-mesh-destroyed-her-life-as-pressure-builds-on-health-minister/

10 December 2017: Mandy Rhodes: Why is our female-first Government running scared of mesh crisis?:
https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/mandy-rhodes-why-is-our-female-first-government-running-scared-of-mesh-crisis/

10 December 2017: Hundreds of women suffered because 'truth about dangerous mesh implants was withheld':
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/homenews/15712501.Hundreds_of_women_suffered_because___39_truth_about
_dangerous_mesh_implants_was_withheld__39_/#comments-anchor


3 December 2017: We had the chance to lead the world in banning mesh and protecting patients.
We did not take it - Leading expert Dr Wael Agur:
https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/we-had-the-chance-to-lead-the-world-in-banning-mesh-and-protecting-patients-we-did-not
-take-it/?utm_source=twitter


17 November 2017: Tackling the taboos - Alex Cole-Hamilton leads Holyrood debate on incontinence:
https://www.libdemvoice.org/tackling-the-taboos-alex-colehamilton-leads-holyrood-debate-on-incontinence-55874.html

26 October 2017: Scottish Mesh Survivors nominated for 'Campaign of the Year' at The Herald Scottish Politician of the
Year Awards - sincere thanks to all involved:
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15618915.Shortlist_unveiled_for_the_Herald_Scottish_Politician_of_the_Year_awards/

15 October 2017: Mesh victims head to Westminster to urge ministers to suspend ops that ruined their lives: 
https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/mesh-victims-head-to-westminster-to-urge-ministers-to-suspend-ops-that-ruined-their-lives/

13 October 2017: Lib Dems call for incontinence prevention training in Scotland:
https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/politics/lib-dems-call-for-incontinence-prevention-training-in-scotland/7021661.article

13 October 2017: National strategy to tackle incontinence is a 'matter of urgency', Lib Dems say:
https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/news/scotland/national-strategy-to-tackle-incontinence-is-a-matter-of-urgency-lib-dems-say/

1 October 2017: In America, mesh victim wins £42m payout. In Scotland, ministers spend just £4500 on inquiry into the scandal: https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/in-america-mesh-victim-wins-42m-payout-in-scotland-ministers-spend-just-4500-on-inquiry-into-the-scandal/?utm_source=twitter

24 September 2017: The mesh implant scandal is a global catastrophe: Former health secretary Alex Neil calls for international summit to tackle escalating crisis: https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/the-mesh-implant-scandal-is-a-global-catastrophe-it-will-need-global-action/

10 August 2017: Physiotherapist Elaine Miller: Why I wrote a comedy show about incontinence:
https://www.theguardian.com/healthcare-network/2017/aug/10/why-wrote-comedy-show-incontinence-edinburgh-fringe

28 July 2017: Sling the mesh campaign:
http://www.dunoon-observer.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11339:sling-the-mesh
campaign&catid=1:news&Itemid=19


21 May 2017: Probe to examine possible conflicts of interest in troubled mesh implant inquiry:
https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/probe-to-examine-possible-conflicts-of-interest-in-troubled-mesh-implant-inquiry/

18 May 2017: CHAIRING MESH IMPLANT REVIEW WAS MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, MSPS TOLD:
https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/pipe/news/scotland/chairing-mesh-implant-review-was-mission-impossible-msps-told/

11 May 2017: Still got my motor runnin'!:
https://on.readly.com/GB/magazines/time-inc-uk-ltd/chat-magazine/2017-05-04/34

4 April 2017: Mesh Survivors Shall See The Justice They Deserve:
http://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-c460-Mesh-survivors-shall-see-the-justice-they-deserve

2 April 2017: mesh implant report set to face legal challenge:
https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/mesh-implant-report-set-to-face-legal-challenge/

2 April 2017: Insight: Down but not out after mesh implant 'whitewash':
http://www.scotsman.com/news/health/insight-down-but-not-out-after-mesh-implant-whitewash-1-4409770

30 March 2017: Nicola Sturgeon issues apology to mesh implant survivors:
http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/nicola-sturgeon-issues-apology-to-mesh-implant-survivors-1-4408244

26 March 2017: Mesh scandal findings have 'no credibility':
https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/mesh-scandal-findings-have-no-credibility/

19 March 2017: 'Just tell us the truth': Mesh campaigners and MSPs have demanded that the report into mesh implants should be 'no whitewash': https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/just-tell-us-the-truth/

12 March 2017: Mesh campaigners set for showdown talks with health secretary Shona Robison:
https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/mesh-campaigners-set-for-showdown-talks-with-health-secretary-shona-robison/


5 March 2017: 'Betrayed' victims quit mesh implants inquiry:
https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/betrayed-victims-quit-mesh-implants-inquiry/

21 December 2016: Mesh implants deemed 'unnecessary risk':
http://www.scotsman.com/news/mesh-implants-deemed-unnecessary-risk-1-4322487


Winter 2016-17: Nursing Scotland: Scottish Mesh Survivors: Fighting to save women from suffering in Future:

20 December 2016: Hundreds of dangerous mesh implant operations carried out in Scotland despite ban:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/hundreds-dangerous-mesh-implant-operations-9488039

4 December 2016: Victims' fury as head of inquiry into mesh scandal quits just weeks before report due to be published:
https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/head-of-inquiry-into-mesh-scandal-quits-just-weeks-before-report-due-to-be-published/

26 November 2016: Maryhill gran's year of hell after waiting 14 months for vital op:
http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/14930005.Maryhill_gran__39_s_year_of_hell_after_waiting_14_months_for_vital_op/

14 November 2016: Dundee woman suing NHS Tayside for £100K over failed operations:
https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/dundee-woman-suing-nhs-tayside-100k-failed-operations/

21 September 2016: Call for investigation into 'fake' implants:
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/investigation-call-into-fake-implants-jglgmllth

21 September 2016: Campaigners call for investigation into counterfeit mesh implants claim:
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14755227.Campaigners_call_for_investigation_into_counterfeit_mesh_implant_claims

20 September 2016: Mesh implant campaigners demand a probe after US lawyer says medical firm used fake materials:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/mesh-implants-campaigners-demand-probe-8878462

20 September 2016: CALL FOR CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION OVER MESH IMPLANTS:
https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/pipe/news/scotland/mesh-implant-campaigners-call-for-criminal-investigation/

17 September 2016: Mesh survivor: 'I'm living in a waking nightmare':
http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/14749266.Mesh_survivor____39_I___m_living_in_a_waking_nightmare__39_/

13 August 2016: NHS facing £32m case over mesh implants:
http://www.pressreader.com/uk/scottish-daily-mail/20160813/282514362929899

13 August 2016: Claim damages over 400 mesh implants:
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/400-claim-damages-over-mesh-implants-2b9nbb5vx

29 July 2016: Paisley couple help women who have been injured by controversial mesh implants:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/paisley-couple-help-women-who-8520277#JzAyYct6iLfsf4cq.97

29 June 2016: Mesh campaigner is nominated by MSP:
http://www.glasgowsouthandeastwoodextra.co.uk/news/local-headlines/mesh-campaigner-is-nominated-by-msp-1-4164585#ixzz4Cx13rhjH

19 November 2015: Mesh survivors warn women - just say no to doctors:
http://www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk/news/health/mesh-survivors-warn-women-just-say-no-to-doctors-1-3952575

19 November 2015: Mesh technique is still in use at Borders General Hospital:
http://www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk/news/local-headlines/mesh-technique-is-still-in-use-at-borders-general-hospital-1-3952572

8 October 2015: Aberdeenshire mum welcomes apology after implant scare:
https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeenshire/717052/aberdeenshire-mum-welcomes-ministers-apology-
after-mesh-scare/


7 October 2015: Shona Robison apologises to mesh implant victims:
http://www.thenational.scot/news/shona-robison-apologises-to-mesh-implant-victims.8465

6 October 2015: Shona Robison apologises to mesh surgery campaign women:
http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/scotland/shona-robison-apologises-to-mesh-surgery-campaign-women-1.903539

6 October 2015: Health minister Shona Robison quizzed over mesh implant report:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-34452284

6 October 2015: Health minister apologises to mesh implant victims:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-34453512

6 October 2015: Health secretary issues apology to mesh implant surgery campaigners:
http://news.stv.tv/scotland/1330205-shona-robison-issues-apology-to-mesh-implant-surgery-campaigners/

6 October 2015: Robison 'sorry' over mesh implant surgery:
http://www.scotsman.com/news/health/robison-sorry-over-mesh-implant-surgery-1-3908787#axzz3no0SIcU9

6 October 2015: Shona Robison apologises to women who have campaigned against controversial mesh implant surgery:
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/13806538.Shona_Robison_apologises_to_women_who_
have_campaigned_against_controversial_mesh_implant_surgery/

4 October 2015: Mesh implants review recommends better training for medical staff:
http://m.heraldscotland.com/news/13800853.Mesh_implants_review_recommends_better_training_for_medical_staff/

4 October 2015: Scotland: Mesh implant review published:
http://7thspace.com/headlines/517851/scotland_mesh_implant_interim_review_published.html

2 August 2015: Support helpline for women affected by mesh implants to launch:
http://news.stv.tv/scotland/1325785-support-helpline-for-women-affected-by-mesh-implants-to-launch/?utm_source=
twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

2 August 2015: Mesh implant helpline goes live:
http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Mesh-implant-helpline-goes-live-1b97.asp

2 August 2015: Helpline for Scots mesh implant patients launched:
http://www.scotsman.com/news/health/helpline-for-scots-mesh-implant-patients-launched-1-3847396

24 April 2015:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/incoming/new-health-website-launched-support-5592636

9 March 2015: Offer women physio first, not surgery:
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/health/offer-women-physio-first-not-surgery-says-new-campaign.120037772

3 March 2015: Mother tells how mesh implant left her in agony and forced her to quit dream job:
http://www.thenational.scot/news/mother-tells-how-mesh-implant-left-her-in-agony-and-forced-her-to-quit-dream-job.695

24 February 2015: Mesh surgery scandal: US lawyer likens 'dangerous' implants to asbestos as he gives evidence to
Holyrood committee:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-surgery-scandal-lawyer-likens-5222867

25 February 2015: Health Chief: Mesh implant issues ‘not widespread’
http://www.scotsman.com/news/health/health-chief-mesh-implant-issues-not-widespread-1-3700715

10 February 2015: Johnstone mum’s agony goes on for years after nightmare mesh operation:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/in-your-area/johnstone-mums-agony-goes-years-5137931

6 January 2015: Women have mesh implant surgery despite ban call:
http://www.scotsman.com/news/health/women-have-mesh-implant-surgery-despite-ban-call-1-3653201

16 December 2014: ‘I don’t have a life after op’
http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/u/i-dont-have-a-life-after-op.1418715672

23 July 2014: “I went through hell”: mesh risks reviewed as women speak out:
http://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/news/local/dundee/i-went-through-hell-mesh-risks-reviewed-as-women-speak-out-1.484917

23 June 2014: Health chiefs face flood of mesh legal claims:
http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/health/health-chiefs-face-flood-of-mesh-legal-claims-1-3453373

17 June 2014: Health boards urged to suspend the use of mesh implants:
http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/u/health-boards-urged-to-suspend-the-use-of-mesh-implants.1403005545

10 May 2014: Controversial bladder operation has failed three times for Dundee gran:
http://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/news/local/controversial-bladder-operation-has-failed-three-times-for-dundee-gran-1.361256

23 December 2013: Morning Star: Labour calls for end to medical implants causing severe pain:
http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-47cc-Labour-calls-for-end-to-medical-implants-causing-severe-pain/#.VICUQTGsV1Z

4 October 2011:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/10k-cash-finally-been-counted-2561866

Scotland - Sunday Mail Articles

18 September 2016: Mesh scandal: Lawyer claims counterfeit materials were used in controversial implants: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/lawyer-claims-counterfeit-materials-were-8861820

4 September 2016: Top surgeon says doctors are complicit in mesh scandal and it stains reputation of whole medical profession: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/top-surgeon-says-doctors-complicit-8766225

24 April 2016: Mesh scandal: Multinational accused of making mesh with resin smuggled from China:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-scandal-multinational-accused-making-7822238#OeVVMtBqCvmQcXAl.97

13 March 2016: Mesh scandal: Scots campaigners vow to fight on as US firm close implant business after £1bn legal costs: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-scandal-scots-campaigners-vow-7548866#9pH7qzbqU7eyskRO.97

21 February 2016: Reckless: American attorney savages multinational healthcare manufacturer over faulty mesh implant used in Scotland: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/reckless-american-attorney-savages-multinational-7410282#v4zgGWBdXZb8hTUp.97

24 January 2016: Mesh lawyers use mob law: New legal tactics as gran sues US manufacturers
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-lawyers-use-mob-law-7235679#LtgIU8vIADKTxBZp.97

4 October 2015: Three of the four mesh procedures routinely used in Scottish hospitals will no longer be recommended: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/three-four-mesh-procedures-routinely-6569728

14 June 2015: Government facing massive payout if women if women aren’t warned about mesh implants:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/government-facing-massive-payout-women-5880875

7 June 2015: Mesh surgery scandal: Implants at centre of $100m US compensation case used by Scottish NHS boards: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-surgery-scandal-implants-centre-5838853

19 April 2015: Campaigning Sunday Mail reporter Marion Scott hailed as Scotland’s journalist of the year:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/campaigning-sunday-mail-reporter-marion-5547481

12 April 2015: Mesh surgery scandal: Operation victims launch advice and support website:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/mesh-surgery-scandal-operation-victims-5504657

22 March 2015: Patients in disbelief as mesh company sales reps were allowed in theatre while surgeons carried out intimate operations: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/patients-disbelief-mesh-company-sales-5379540

1 March 2015: Mesh surgery scandal: Health watchdog accused of backing procedures without fully understanding the risks: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/mesh-surgery-scandal-health-watchdog-5252333

22 February 2015: Mesh surgery scandal: 166 operations AFTER Government urged health boards to stop them: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/mesh-surgery-scandal-166-operations-5206190

1 February 2015: Mesh surgery scandal: MSPs call on health minister and medical watchdogs to explain their stance: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/mesh-surgery-scandal-msps-call-5085147

25 January 2015: Mesh surgery scandal: Top US lawyer who claims manufacturers knew risks of implants to give evidence to
Scottish Parliament: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-surgery-scandal-top-lawyer-5039023

11 January 2015: Revealed: Campaigners accuse Holyrood of selling out victims as doctors ask for word ‘mesh’ to be removed
from new patient forms: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/revealed-campaigners-accuse-holyrood-selling-4958836

4 January 2015: Former Health Secretary Alex Neil accused of lying over suspension of mesh implant surgery: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/former-snp-health-secretary-alex-4915651

7 December 2014: Mesh surgery scandal: Fury as doctor wins trip to Brazil for recruiting patients to controversial implants trial: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-surgery-scandal-fury-doctor-4762910

26 October 2014: Sunday Mail Great Scot 2014: All the winners as big night ends on a high note after Texas win our Lifetime
Achievement Award: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/sunday-mail-great-scot-2014-4509723

5 October 2014: Revealed: Two doctors on mesh safety review team linked to makers of controversial devices: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/revealed-two-doctors-mesh-safety-4383567

28 September 2014: Top government medical adviser urges surgeons to continue with mesh implants despite ban ordered by
Health Minister: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/top-government-medical-adviser-urges-4337462

14 September 2014: Mesh scandal: Another boost for Scottish campaigners as US victim wins £60m payout: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-scandal-another-boost-scottish-4258327

7 September 2014: Mesh scandal: Boost for Scottish campaigners as American victim wins £3m payout:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/boost-scottish-mesh-campaigners-american-4178317

17 August 2014: Mesh surgery scandal: Exercise therapies costing less than £130 could have saved victims from agony of op: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-surgery-scandal-exercise-therapies-4063632

20 July 2014: Great Scot 2014: Mesh implants campaigners Elaine Holmes and Olive McIlroy nominated for award: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/real-life/great-scot-2014-mesh-implants-3886793

29 June 2014: Mesh group welcomes move by Health Secretary Alex Neil to keep them fully informed about safety review: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-group-welcome-moves-health-3783746

22 June 2014: Alex Neil: I chose to suspend mesh surgery ops because I did not trust official figures:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/alex-neil-chose-suspend-mesh-3740609

22 June 2014: Cheers and tears for brave mesh victims as controversial operations are suspended:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/cheers-tears-brave-mesh-victims-3741537

15 June 2014: Mesh surgery scandal: Doctor hired to lead mesh probe used to work for manufacturers:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-surgery-scandal-doctor-hired-3698767

8 June 2014: Thalidomide victims back mesh campaigners in bid to seek compensation and force safety probe: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/thalidomide-victims-back-mesh-campaigners-3661560

18 May 2014: Mesh surgery scandal: Grieving daughter claims controversial operation for mother’s death and for making
her final years a living hell: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/mesh-surgery-scandal-grieving-daughter-3559044

11 May 2014: Mesh surgery scandal: Health Minister Alex Neil calls for an urgent review of controversial treatment: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-surgery-scandal-health-minister-3525157

4 May 2014: Mesh implants scandal: American health bosses sound alarm on surgery branding certain procedures as ‘high risk’: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/american-health-bosses-sound-alarm-3494404

20 April 2014: Mesh implant scandal: Scots screen stars Libby McArthur and Frances Healy join Sunday Mail Hear Our Voice
campaign: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-implant-scandal-scots-screen-3434698

13 April 2014: Campaigners renew calls for end to mesh implant operations after US courtsays device is defective: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/campaigners-renew-calls-end-mesh-3408119

6 April 2014: TOWIE star Amy Childs backs Sunday Mail’s campaign on Scotland’s mesh implant scandal:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/towie-star-amy-childs-backing-3380890

23 March 2014: Mesh implant scandal: Victims urge people to sign petition to have controversial mesh banned from being used in surgery: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-implant-scandal-victims-urge-3273896

9 March 2014: Mesh implants scandal: Legendary activist Erin Brockovich joins Sunday Mail campaign for NHS patients left
in anguish: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/mesh-implants-scandal-legendary-activist-3222536

9 February 2014: Health Secretary Alex Neil’s medical advisers held secret talks with controversial multinational mesh implant firm: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/health-secretary-alex-neils-medical-3127388

22 December 2013: Revealed: Shocking figures reveal that hundreds of women have been affected by mesh implant scandal: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/revealed-shocking-figures-reveal-hundreds-2952019

1 December 2013: Neil rapped over NHS mesh dodge:
https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Neil+rapped+over+NHS+mesh+dodge.-a0351134352

10 November 2013: Revealed: Scots doctors were told to warn patients about mesh surgery risks four years ago: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/revealed-scots-doctors-were-told-2715427

27 October 2013: Mesh implant bombshell for health service as leading lawyer claims every woman in Scotland given op can
sue NHS: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/mesh-implant-bombshell-health-service-2645103

13 October 2013: Revealed: Medical watchdog gives Alex Neil go ahead to introduce safeguard to protect Scottish patients
from botched implants: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/revealed-medical-watchdog-gives-alex-2365884

29 September 2013: Alex Neil orders NHS to warn women of mesh surgery facts after Sunday Mail highlights agonising plight of
hundreds of patients: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/alex-neil-orders-nhs-warn-2319310

12 May 2013: Health Secretary Alex Neil pledges to support women left with a legacy of agony as a result of mesh scandal: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/health-secretary-alex-neil-pledges-1884255

5 May 2013: Mum reveals how agonising legacy of failed mesh surgery drove her to the brink of suicide:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-surgery-scandal-mum-reveals-1870807

28 April 2013: Mesh scandal: Lawyer on why £7m compensation case will not be the last:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-scandal-lawyer-7m-compensation-1858113

14 April 2013: US nurse who won a £10m legal action after botched mesh surgery backs our campaign to help Scots sufferers: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/nurse-who-won-10million-legal-1831028

7 April 2013: Mesh operation victim Lynn Thyne reveals agony in emotional plea to health secretary:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-operation-victim-lynn-thyne-1825066

7 April 2013: Health secretary must take plight of women affected by mesh problems seriously:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/health-secretary-must-take-plight-1816628

31 March 2013: NHS patients want summit with health secretary as they reveal agony after prolapse operations: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/nhs-patients-want-summit-health-1794929

24 March 2013: Revealed: Implants used to treat bladder problems could be causing agonising health problems for hundreds of
Scots women: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/plastic-mesh-implants-could-causing-1781448

UK, Ireland & Channel Islands
19 May 2018: Plastic cups have more protective additives to stop them degrading than surgical mesh, expert warns:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/plastic-cups-mesh-sling-chris-dearmitt-jeremy-hunt-1-5525524

18 May 2018: Local Newspapers Making A Difference: http://www.localnewspaperweek.co.uk/Making-a-Difference/142433

17 May 2018: Guardian science reporter wins prize for vaginal mesh investigation: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/may/17/guardian-science-reporter-wins-prize-for-vaginal-
mesh-investigation

17 May 2018: 'Women are in excruciating pain' - Protesters call for an immediate suspension of use of transvaginal mesh: https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/women-are-in-excruciating-pain-protesters-call-for-immediate-
suspension-of-use-of-transvaginal-mesh-36918023.html

17 May 2018: Health Minister cancels meeting with women who suffered vaginal mesh complications:
http://www.thejournal.ie/vaginal-mesh-5-4019677-May2018/?utm_source=shortlink

9 May 2018: Ed Vaizey's view from Westminster: mesh surgery patients must be able to get compensation:
http://www.heraldseries.co.uk/news/16213099.Ed_Vaizey__39_s_View_from_Westminster__mesh_surgery_patients_must_
be_able_to_get_compensation/?ref=arc

11 May 2018: Deeside MP Mark Tami responds to Welsh Government's vaginal mesh statement:
http://www.deeside.com/deeside-mp-mark-tami-responds-to-welsh-governments-vaginal-mesh-statement/

10 May 2018: NHS in Wales promised £1m a year to transform pelvic health treatment. Wales’ health secretary Vaughan Gething has allocated £1 million a year to create new pelvic health care pathways so that women will receive physiotherapy or other conservative treatments before surgery is considered: http://www.csp.org.uk/news/2018/05/10/nhs-wales-promised-1m-year-transform-pelvic-health-treatment?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

4 May 2018: Revealed: Devon hospitals are STILL using controversial mesh:
https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/revealed-devon-hospitals-still-using-1532709#ICID=sharebar_twitter

22 April 2018: Health Minister agrees to meet with women affected by vaginal mesh complications:
http://www.thejournal.ie/vaginal-mesh-minister-for-health-3969072-Apr2018/

21 April 2018: Outcry by Peterborough MP as Government refuses to suspend controversial women's mesh implants:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/outcry-by-peterborough-mp-as-government-refuse-to-suspend-controversial-women-s-mesh-implants-1-5486460

20 April 2018: Fylde coast woman in 'constant discomfort' Commons hears during debate on vaginal mesh implants: https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/health/fylde-coast-woman-in-constant-discomfort-commons-hears-during-debate-on-vaginal-mesh-implants-1-9127023

19 April 2018: Vaginal mesh surgery exposed women to 'unnecessary risks':
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/apr/19/vaginal-mesh-surgery-exposed-women-to-unacceptable-risks

14 March 2018: Weston man left in 'chronic pain' 16 months after hernia surgery:
http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/weston-super-mare-man-unable-to-work-16-months-after-hernia-surgery-1-5434457?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

5 March 2018: 7 million women suffer incontinence: Now, the UK's top doctor has revealed her own ordeal to break the most embarrassing taboo of all:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5465455/7-million-women-suffer-incontinence-embarrassing-taboo.html

3 March 2018: Women are cannon fodder in the mesh implant disaster, says Spanish doctor:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/mesh-kits-misogyny-dr-juan-gervais-1-5417984

28 February 2018: 'Plastic shrapnel' procedure subject of a government health review:
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/16053849.__39_Plastic_shrapnel__39__procedure_subject_
of_government_health_review/?ref=twtrec

21 February 2018: 'We need to do better' says Teresa May after review is ordered into three women's health disasters: Vaginal
mesh implants, Primodos and Valproate: http://www.entertainmentgazette.co.uk/we-need-to-do-better-says-theresa-may-after-
a-review-is-ordered-into-three-womens-health-disasters-vaginal-mesh-implants-primodos-and-valproate


15 February 2018: Sheffield scientists develop material which could help thousands of women:
https://www.shefnews.co.uk/2018/02/15/sheffield-scientists-develop-material-which-could-help-thousands-of-women/

14 February 2018: Vaginal mesh implants: High demand at new Belfast unit:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-4304726

14 February 2018: New material suggested as better alternative for vaginal mesh:
https://www.medicalplasticsnews.com/news/new-material-could-be/
:
14 February 2018: 'Plastic does not belong in the body, never mind a woman's VAGINA': Angry campaigners slam new
material that could replace controversial mesh implants:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5386803/Campaigners-slam-material-replace-vaginal-mesh.html

10 February 2018: Dear Graham Norton 'A medical problem has blighted my marriage':
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/sex/dear-graham-norton-medical-problem-has-blighted-marriage/#comment

7 February 2018: The idea that only prolapse mesh causes problems is 'utter nonsense' say campaigners as the take their
fight to the House of Lords: http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/mesh-for-incontinence-prolapse-mesh-house-of-lords-
question-sling-lord-phillip-hunt-1-5386519


7 February 2018: Spalding pub couple join mesh fight at House of Lords:
https://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/spalding-pub-couple-join-mesh-fight-at-house-of-lords-1-8363091

6 February 2018: Now post-baby mesh operation is linked to superbug infections: Patients with the implant are becomming
increasingly resistant to antibiotics:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5355859/Post-baby-mesh-operation-linked-superbug-infections.html

6 February 2018: 500 women say they have been left crippled and in agony by mesh implants they thought would help them: https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/500-women-say-been-left-14250690

2 February 2018: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs. Surgeon is criticised for dismissing the scale of women's suffering in the mesh implant scandal: http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/professor-carl-heneghan-sling-the-mesh-parliament-appg-1-5380772

29 January 2018: Mother-of-six left unable to walk, use the toilet or have sex after botched mesh implant ripped her pelvic nerve - and the painkillers to treat it wiped memories of her children: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5325265/Mother-six-battles-pain-condition-drug-withdrawals.htm

26 January 2017: All medical implants need logging on a national register to save patients a lifetime of misery, say campaigners: http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/all-medical-devices-national-register-patient-safety-1-5370952

24 January 2018: Dáil hears call for audit over transvaginal mesh implants:
https://www.rte.ie/news/politics/2018/0124/935703-dail-transvaginal-mesh-implants/

23 January 2018: Johnson & Johnson withdraws pelvic mesh device from Australian market:
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jan/23/johnson-johnson-withdraws-pelvic-vaginal-mesh-device-from-australian-market?CMP=share_btn_tw

23 January 2018: Mesh survivors present evidence to Senedd as ban campaign gathers momentum: http://www.barryanddistrictnews.co.uk/news/15890517.Mesh_survivors_present_evidence_to_Senedd_as
_ban_campaign_gathers_momentum/


23 January 2018: Vaginal mesh implants - a straightforward procedure that's causing constant agony for Southampton women: http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/15886000.A_straightforward_procedure_that__39_s_causing_
constant_agony_for_Southampton_women/


22 January 2018: Survey shows devastating impact of mesh devices on women:
https://www.medicalplasticsnews.com/news/survey-shows-devestating-impact-of-mesh-products/

8 January 2018: New Magazine - 'Vaginal mesh left us in agony':

18 December 2017: Gran reveals how her life was 'ruined' by controversial mesh implant:
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/gran-reveals-how-life-ruined-14054116

12 December 2017: New Zealand bans vaginal mesh over safety fears:
https://news.sky.com/story/new-zealand-bans-vaginal-mesh-over-safety-fears-11167897

2 December 2017: A mum of three who had a mesh implant has been left in so much pain she now needs 20 tablets a day: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/mum-three-who-mesh-implant-13981729

30 November 2017: Brave women fighting for justice. Former Wisbech Grammar School student, now a journalism
undergraduate, writes on the vaginal mesh implant scandal:
http://www.wisbechstandard.co.uk/news/former-wisbech-grammar-school-mesh-implant-sling-cesca-brindley-1-5302471

25 November 2017: Mum says she bled every day for almost five years and blames it on a mesh implant:
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/mum-says-bled-every-day-13950537

24 November 2017: Scores of women say top UK surgeon left them with traumatic complications:
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/nov/24/women-top-uk-surgeon-traumatic-complications-anthony-dixon?CMP=twt_gu

24 November 2017: 'It's just soul destroying': when pelvic surgery goes wrong:
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/nov/24/soul-destroying-when-pelvic-surgery-goes-wrong

24 November 2017: The mesh scandal is 'institutional denial' says lawyer following Parliamentary speech saying
mesh injured women cost the NHS hundreds of thousands in long term care: http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/vaginal-mesh-sling-the-mesh-wedlake-bell-david-golten-emma-hardy-1-5294456

23 November 2017: Westminster think tank says mesh is a growing global scandal and women are still not being taken seriously: http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/westminster-mesh-global-scandal-appg-parliament-1-5293001

17 November 2017: Sling The Mesh holds 'virtual rally' of 10 Downing Street ahead of a Parliamentary meeting into the controversial implants scandal: http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/sling-mesh-online-rally-10-downing-street-parliament-tvt-tvto-tot-1-5284827?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

10 November 2017: Counting the cost of mesh - women send us their monthly medication and the cost to the NHS is shocking: http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/sling-mesh-nhs-medication-cost-tvt-tvto-tot-prolapse-1-5274896

4 November 2017: Carlow mum tells tells of her horror after transvaginal mesh implant leaves her bed bound and crippled with pain: https://www.thesun.ie/fabulous/1759150/carlow-mum-tells-of-her-horror-after-transvaginal-mesh-implant-leaves-her-bed-bound-and-crippled-with-pain/

29 October 2017: Women's lives are at risk by Government's refusal to suspend controversial mesh operations, campaign warns: http://www.wisbechstandard.co.uk/news/women-s-lives-at-risk-by-government-s-refusal-to-suspend-controversial-mesh-operations-campaign-warns-1-5256109

29 October 2017: 'It had cut through and was sticking there': Irish women share vaginal mesh horror stories:
http://www.thejournal.ie/vaginal-mesh-2-3661322-Oct2017/?utm_source=shortlink

30 October 2017: Women injured by mesh tell of shattered lives - but health officials in Belfast say they will not suspend
the controversial operation: http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/sling-the-mesh-northern-irish-belfast-tvt-tvto-pop
-prolapse-public-health-dup-sinn-feinn-1-5256194


26 October 2017: Surgical mesh campaigner says ongoing use is a 'scandal':
http://www.barryanddistrictnews.co.uk/news/latestnews/15619176.Surgical_mesh_campaigner_says_ongoing
_use_is_a__scandal_/?ref=fbshr


19 October 2017: Mesh Implants Have Hurt Thousands - We Cannot Undo Their Pain But We Can Make Sure This Never Happens Again: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/emma-hardy/mesh-implants_b_18314606.html?

18 October 2017: Government refuses to ban scandal-hit mesh implants despite cross-party calls for suspension and public inquiry: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/vaginal-mesh-scandal-transvaginal-procedure-mps-debate-parliament-
tvt-thalidomide-emma-hardy-a8006101.html

18 October 2017: Pelvic mesh scandal: Northern Ireland victims to have their say at Westminster:
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/pelvic-mesh-scandal-northern-ireland-victims-to-have-their-say-at-westminster-36236700.html

18 October 2017: Women who used vaginal mesh implants 'deserve an apology':
http://metro.co.uk/2017/10/18/women-who-used-vaginal-mesh-implants-deserve-an-apology-7009176/

18 October 2017: Public inquiry call on implants as Hull MP leads debate:
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/public-inquiry-call-on-implants-as-hull-mp-leads-debate-1-8809176

16 October 2017: How COULD a supermarket bag like this be used to treat post baby damage?
Vaginal mesh is just one example of shocking failings in the medical implant industry:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4986356/How-supermarket-mesh-bag-like-approved.html

13 October 2017: Surgeon warned patient safety experts that mesh implants were risky but they took no notice of him: http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/sling-the-mesh-surgeon-tried-to-warn-about-its-high-risk-in-2003-1-5235723

12 October 2017: It's barbaric and ruins women's lives...Mum who could barely walk after vaginal mesh implant calls for the 'disgusting' procedure to be banned: https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/4670109/mum-calls-for-vaginal-mesh-implants-ban/

10 October 2017: MPs to debate use of controversial vaginal mesh implants:
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/10/mps-to-debate-use-of-controversial-vaginal-mesh-implants?CMP=share_btn_tw

10 October 2017: If a car had this many faults it would be recalled - professor speaks about mesh implants on the day a
Parliamentary debate is announced on the growing controversy:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/campaigners-weep-at-news-that-parliament-will-debate-controversial-mesh-implants
-if-car-had-this-many-faults-it-would-be-taken-off-the-market-1-5231284


10 October 2017: Parliament set to debate controversial vaginal mesh which has destroyed the lives of thousands of women
as pressure mounts to ban procedure:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4966576/Parliament-set-debate-controversial-vaginal-mesh.html#reader-comments

1 October 2017: One in ten women go to hospital for mesh complications, says landmark study, amid anger that patients are not
being listened to: http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/mesh-womens-health-hospital-vagina-scotland-sling-the-mesh-1-5217787

1 October 2017: Vaginal mesh scandal: women don't need body-shaming on top of their pain:
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/01/vaginal-mesh-scandal-women-dont-need-body-shaming

18 September 2017: Irish Women take legal action over 'razor blade' vaginal mesh implants:
http://www.thejournal.ie/vaginal-mesh-3598969-Sep2017/?utm_source=facebook_short

16 September 2017: Mesh operation has stopped Welwyn Garden City grandmother 'living life to the fullest':
http://www.whtimes.co.uk/news/mesh-operation-has-stopped-welwyn-garden-city-grandmother-living-life-to-the-fullest-1-5194890

30 August 2017: Patients deserve better than this. Surgeon speaks of the 'Absolute disaster' of global approval systems
for women's pelvic mesh kits: http://www.elystandard.co.uk/news/patients-deserve-better-than-this-surgeon-speaks-of-the-
absolute-disaster-of-global-approval-systems-for-women-s-pelvic-mesh-kits-1-5169298

30 August 2017: 'It's totally barbaric and needs to be stopped': Mum-of-two opens her heart about vaginal mesh implant "nightmare": http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15502854

23 August 2017: Pontypridd MP 'hopes to secure vaginal mesh debate':
http://www.glamorgangem.co.uk/article.cfm?id=115386&headline=Pontypridd%20MP%20%E2%80%98hopes%
20to%20secure%20vaginal%20mesh%20debate%E2%80%99&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2017


22 August 2017: A mesh implant 'robbed' this mum-of-three of five years of her life:
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/health/mesh-implant-robbed-mum-three-13505627

18 August 2017: "I have pain every day, every hour, every minute. It never goes away." What it's like to live with surgical mesh: http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2017-08-18/i-have-pain-every-day-every-hour-every-minute-it-never-goes-away-what-its-like-to-live-with-surgical-mesh/

18 August 2017: Gynecologist admits he would never allow his wife to have a vaginal mesh implant as medics joke women whose sex lives have been destroyed by the procedure should have intercourse with ANIMALS:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4796388/Doctor-doesn-t-want-wife-mesh-implant.html

16 August 2017: The devices have benefited a large number of women - but thousands have suffered serious adverse effects: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/16/the-guardian-view-on-vaginal-mesh-implants-trust-data-and-patients

16 August 2017: Women left in agony after routine removal of vaginal mesh implants:
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/health/shocking-figures-reveal-1-in-15-women-are-unable-to-walk-or-have-sex-after-vaginal-mesh-surgery-a3613301.html

15 August 2017: Doctors accused of accepting benefits to push controversial mesh implants - with one manufacturer paying out more than $4m - despite procedure destroying lives of thousands of women.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4774940/Doctors-benefits-pushing-vaginal-mesh-implants.html#comments

15 August 2017: 'Scandal' of vaginal mesh removal rates revealed by NHS records:
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/aug/15/scandal-of-vaginal-mesh-removal-rates-revealed-by-nhs-
records?CMP=share_btn_tw


15 August 2017: Vaginal mesh implants: 'I really thought I was dying':
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/aug/15/vaginal-mesh-implants-i-really-thought-i-was-dying

11 August 2017: Leading surgeons blast scandal-hit vaginal mesh procedure:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4781500/Leading-surgeons-blast-scandal-hit-vaginal-mesh-procedure.html

5 August 2017: Mesh concerns need addressing urgently. View article here...

5 August 2017: The biggest NHS scandal you've never heard of only affects women, but men should be just as concerned
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/trans-vaginal-mesh-scandal-thalidomide-tvt-gynaecology-vaginal- procedure-womens
-health-feminism-a7878136.html 

4 August 2017: The future use of vaginal mesh implants is set to be discussed by a group of Welsh clinicians:
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/future-use-vaginal-mesh-implants-13434834.amp

4 August 2017: Move to address concerns over vaginal mesh implants:
http://www.derryjournal.com/news/move-to-address-concerns-over-vaginal-mesh-implants-1-8087441

1 August 2017: Anguish of women who received 'mesh' treatment:
http://www.glamorgangem.co.uk/article.cfm

31 July 2017: A mum's medical mesh has 'embedded itself in her stomach wall' and left her in agony: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/health/mums-medical-mesh-embedded-itself-13411672

27 July 2017: The vaginal mesh scandal is the 'new Thalidomide' - so where is the outcry?: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/transvaginal-mesh-vaginal-procedure-surgery-tvt-gynaecology-thalidomide
-womens-health-psychology-a7862126.html


25 July 2017: ‘So many women are being left traumatised by these implants’:
http://www.banbridgeleader.co.uk/news/so-many-women-are-being-left-traumatised-by-these-implants-1-8070613

25 July 2017: Women damaged by surgical mesh to treat incontinence are furious at report rejecting calls for a ban:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4726704/Women-damaged-surgical-mesh-furious-report.html

24 July 2017: Thousands suffer in silence:
https://slingthemesh.wordpress.com/2017/07/24/thousands-suffer-in-silence/

22 July 2017: 515 procedures involving use of controversial vaginal mesh implants to treat incontinence and prolapse:
http://www.derryjournal.com/news/515-procedures-involving-use-of-controversial-vaginal-mesh-implants-to-treat-
incontinence-and-prolapse-1-8064846

22 July 2017: St Albans campaigner calls for end to pelvic mesh procedures:
http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/st-albans-campaigner-calls-for-end-to-pelvic-mesh-procedures-1-5117408

20 July 2017: Mum claims vaginal mesh implant means she can barely walk, work or have regular sex with her husband:
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/mum-claims-vaginal-mesh-implant-10835736#ICID=sharebar_twitter

20 July 2017: 'I told my husband he could sleep with someone else': Mother-of-two, 43, can no longer have sex and depends on a mobility
scooter after being fitted with controversial vaginal mesh implant:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4713290/I-told-husband-sleep-else.html

19 July 2017: Connah’s Quay woman’s hopes for a public inquiry after Parliamentary mesh meeting:
http://www.deeside.com/connahs-quay-womans-hopes-public-inquiry-parliamentary-mesh-meeting/

19 July 2017: Weekly journalist takes fight to ban medical procedure to Westminster:
http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2017/news/weekly-journalist-takes-fight-to-ban-medical-procedure-to-westminster/

19 July 2017: Women meet MPs over vaginal mesh implants: Senior doctors call for public inquiry:
http://www.med-technews.com/news/women-meet-mps-over-vaginal-mesh-implants-senior-doctors-cal/

19 July 2017: ‘Danger’ of vaginal mesh surgery for new mothers:
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/danger-of-vaginal-mesh-surgery-for-new-mothers-thalidomide-gynaecologist-childbirth-
incontinence-depression-3mjtjzwc3

19 July 2017: Vaginal mesh implant sufferers take fight to Westminster's door:
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/vaginal-mesh-implant-sufferers-take-fight-to-westminsters-door-35944456.html

18 July 2017: Senior doctors call for public inquiry into use of vaginal mesh surgery in UK:
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jul/18/senior-doctors-call-for-public-inquiry-into-use-of-vaginal-mesh-surgery-in-uk?CMP=share_btn_tw

18 July 2017: Campaigners call to suspend ‘life-changing’ procedure after accounts of chronic pain:
http://www.stalbansreview.co.uk/news/15417359.Campaigners_call_to_suspend__life_changing__procedure_after_accounts_
of_chronic_pain/?ref=fbshr

17 July 2017: Sling the Mesh campaigners from Norfolk and Cambridgeshire lobby MPs in London:
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/health/sling-the-mesh-campaigners-from-norfolk-and-cambridgeshire-lobby-mps-in-london-1-5109731

13 July 2017: Mesh implants are like ‘skewering women with kebab sticks’ and there is no reliable system to log problems:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/mesh-implants-are-like-skewering-women-with-kebab-sticks-and-there-is-no-reliable-
system-to-log-problems-1-5105527

4 July 2017: Deeside AM backing for Connah's Quay woman's drive to warn others about controversial treatment:
http://www.deeside.com/deeside-backing-connahs-quay-womans-drive-warn-others-controversial-treatment/

4 July 2017: Vaginal mesh risks downplayed by Johnson and Johnson,court told:
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/jul/04/vaginal-mesh-risks-downplayed-by-johnson-johnson-court-told

30 June 2017: MP calls for UK wide suspension on women's mesh implants which have "ruined lives":
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/mp-calls-for-uk-wide-suspension-on-women-s-mesh-implants-which-have-
ruined-lives-1-5086214


6 June 2017: Women step up pressure to ban pelvic mesh implants - the biggest health disaster of our time: 
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/women-step-up-pressure-to-ban-pelvic-mesh-implants-the-biggest-health-
disaster-of-our-time-1-5051244

6 June 2017: Your horror stories of post baby op that can ruin lives: With news that crippling incontinence mesh is finally being investigated, four women tell how it has affected them:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4575510/Your-horror-stories-post-baby-op-ruin-lives.htm

1 May 2017: Why is the NHS still failing to help women maimed by post baby surgery? Mother, 28, is forced to spend
£4,500 to remove bladder-controlling mesh implant after two years of agony:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4463698/Mother-forced-spend-4-500-remove-mesh-implants.html

21 April 2017: NHS bosses tried to 'avoid media attention' over women's vaginal mesh implants agony:
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/nhs-bosses-tried-avoid-media-10270608

21 April 2017: NHS tried to DODGE media attention over the agonising vaginal mesh implants that left hundreds of women in constant excruciating pain:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4432344/The-NHS-tried-dodge-vaginal-mesh-implant-backlash.html

21 April 2017: NHS and medical devices regulator tried to limit scandal over vaginal mesh implants: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/apr/21/nhs-vaginal-mesh-implants-scandal-suppress-media

21 April 2017: Medical authorities wanted to 'avoid media attention' over mesh implants:
http://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/uk-news/2017/04/21/medical-authorities-wanted-to-avoid-media-attention-over-mesh-implants/

19 April 2017: What's your experience of vaginal mesh?:
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/apr/19/whats-your-experience-of-vaginal-mesh-implants

19 April 2017: 1,000 women complain over "cheese-wire" horror of vaginal mesh implants:
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/1000-women-complain-over-cheese-12913025#ICID=sharebar_twitter

18 April 2017: Why hundreds of women are suing the NHS over vaginal mesh surgery: 'It felt like I had cut glass inside me':
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/health/hundreds-women-suing-nhs-vaginal-mesh-surgery-felt-like-had/

18 April 2017: 800 to sue NHS over 'barbaric' mesh implants that cause agonising pain:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/18/800-sue-nhs-barbaric-mesh-implants-cause-agonising-pain/

16 April 2017: Mesh implant operations are up to nine times riskier than admitted by surgeons and the NHS:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/mesh-implant-operations-are-up-to-nine-times-riskier-than-admitted-by-surgeons-and-the-nhs-1-4970277

15 March 2017: Surgical mesh used in hospitals across the region is set to be upgraded to a high risk medical device:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/surgical_mesh_used_in_hospitals_across_the_region_is_set_to_be_upgraded_to_
a_high_risk_medical_device_1_4933484


23 February 2017: Real People magazine: AAAARGGHHH It's got TEETH!:
http://www.photo-features.co.uk/aaaarghhh-got-teeth/

16 January 2017: Nobody knows the true scale of the pelvic mesh scandal - but new figures show it could be as high as
almost 40 per cent:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/nobody_knows_the_true_scale_of_the_pelvic_mesh_scandal_but_new_figures_show_
it_could_be_as_high_as_almost_40_per_cent_1_4849954


24 December 2016: Ask for traditional surgery rather than pelvic mesh implants, says study out this week:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/ask_for_traditional_surgery_rather_than_pelvic_mesh_implants_says_study_out_this_
week_1_4826643


24 December 2016: Make 2017 the year you sort out these embarrassing moments:
http://www.wisbechstandard.co.uk/news/make_2017_the_year_you_sort_out_those_embarrassing_moments_1_4828187

22 November 2016: Mesh slings used in hospitals across the region are a bigger health scandal than Thalidomide,
says leading politician:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/mesh_slings_used_in_hospitals_across_the_region_are_a_bigger_health_
scandal_than_thalidomide_says_leading_politician_1_4788167


26 October 2016: Bride needed pain relief injections to walk down the aisle after controversial incontinence surgery left her with an
egg-sized blood clot: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3836629/Bride-needed-pain-relief-injections-walk-aisle-controversial-
incontinence-surgery-left-egg-sized-blood-clot.html


26 October 2016: Kathy's Story - The Danger of the TVT Bladder Sling:
http://www.talkhealthpartnership.com/newsletters_stories/kathys_bladder_story.php

3 October 2016: Hundreds of women left with health in ruins after bladder mesh ops, so why is treatment still offered?:
http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/hundreds-women-left-health-ruins-8972042

20 September 2016: Call for investigation over mesh implants allegations:
http://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/uk-news/2016/09/20/mesh-implant-campaigners-call-for-criminal-investigation/

29 August 2016: 'A tragedy created by greed'. Mounting pressure for a women's mesh sling operation to be withdrawn:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/a_tragedy_created_by_greed_mounting_pressure_for_a_women_s_mesh_sling_
operation_to_be_withdrawn_1_4676143


25 August 2016: Real People magazine: Kath's story - Curse of a cure:

7 July 2016: Animals cannot tell researchers about the pain from mesh experiments - report into implants used in NHS
women's operations is criticised:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/animals_cannot_tell_researchers_about_the_pain_from_mesh_experiments_report_
into_implants_used_in_nhs_
women_s_operations_is_criticised_1_4608012


21 June 2016: Mesh mini slings cause "serious complications" and research into their use is "disappointing" says report by NICE:
http://www.wisbechstandard.co.uk/news/mesh_mini_slings_cause_serious_complications_and_research_into_their_use_is_
disappointing_says_report_by_nice_1_4587037


28 May 2016: The story of Sling The Mesh journalist is used to educate surgeons around the world in a cutting edge
gynaecology conference:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/the_story_of_sling_the_mesh_journalist_is_used_to_educate_surgeons_around_
the_world_in_a_cutting_edge_gynaecology_conference_1_4554043


24 May 2016: Washington, California sue over pelvic mesh implants:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-3607442/Washington-California-sue-pelvic-mesh-implants.html

30 April 2016: Are surgeons correctly trained? Leading Italian surgeon says mesh used in women's operations has a high rate
of complications:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/are_surgeons_correctly_trained_leading_italian_surgeon_says_mesh_used_in_
women_s_operations_has_a_high_rate_of_complications_1_4516888


1 April 2016: Woman disabled in a wheelchair from an operation gone wrong is told her pain will fix with counselling:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/woman_disabled_in_a_wheelchair_from_an_operation_gone_wrong_
is_told_her_pain_will_fix_with_counselling_1_4480289


29 March 2016: Women's support groups are praised for highlighting the concerns of pelvic mesh:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/women_s_support_groups_are_praised_for_highlighting_the_
concerns_of_pelvic_mesh_1_4474766

28 March 2016: Yate mum Kimberley Vallis addresses the final female taboo - incontinence:
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/8203-Yate-mum-Kimberly-Vallis-addresses-final/story-29006529-detail/story.html

15 March 2016: 'It was like being stabbed with a shard of glass': Woman left in wheelchair after controversial incontinence
surgery that's destroyed thousands of lives:
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/7003158/It-was-like-being-stabbed-with-a-shard-of-glass-Woman-left-in-a-
wheelchair-after-controversial-incontinence-surgery-thats-destroyed-thousands-of-lives.html

15 March 2016: The incontinence surgery that's wrecked thousand's of woman's lives:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3493194/The-incontinence-surgery-s-wrecked-thousands-woman-s-lifes-Victim-left-
wheelchair-bound-horrific-internal-lacerations-reveals-finally-solution-embarrassing-leaks.html


8 February 2016: Hundreds of patients recalled over pelvic floor operations:
http://www.itv.com/news/central/2016-02-08/hundreds-of-patients-recalled-over-pelvic-floor-operations/

29 January 2016: MP Owen Smith, Welsh shadow work and pensions secretary: 'In six years this is the worst medical issue
I have come across':
http://www.wisbechstandard.co.uk/news/mp_owen_smith_welsh_shadow_work_and_pensions_secretary_in_six_
years_this_is_the_worst_medical_issue_i_have_come_across_1_4398527


27 January 2016: I have adult incontinence: Kate Winslet gave me the courage to admit to a devastating affliction that
millions of women suffer:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3419808/Kate-Winslet-gave-courage-admit-devastating-affliction-millions-women-suffer
-adult-incontinence.html


18 January 2016: 'The worst medical issue I've seen' says MP supporting women's health campaign:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/the_worst_medical_issue_i_ve_seen_says_mp_supporting
_women_s_health_campaign_1_4383413


5 December 2015: NHS admits women have not always had the best care in mesh sling incontinence operations:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/nhs_admits_women_have_not_always_had_the_best_care_in_mesh_
sling_incontinence_operations_1_4337943


26 November 2015: From babies to barely able to walk by Kath Sansom:
http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/health/pelvic-floor-exercises-post-pregnancy-898155.html

27 October 2015: Dawn Martin, "It was the worst mistake I ever made":
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/life/it-was-the-worst-mistake-i-ever-made-1-7033604

5 October 2015: Scotland plans sweeping reforms, changes welcomed by campaigning journalist:
http://www.wisbechstandard.co.uk/news/better_care_fewer_women_suffering_crippling_lifelong_pain_following_a_simple_
operation_scotland_plans_sweeping_reforms_changes_welcomed_by_campaigning_journalist_1_4260019


10 September 2015: Campaigners delighted about a report that shows mesh, used by surgeons in hospitals across
Cambridgeshire degrades while inside the body:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/campaigners_delighted_about_a_report_that_shows_mesh_used_by_
surgeons_in_hospitals_across_cambridgeshire_degrades_while_inside_the_body_1_4228265


19 August 2015: Newly wed and Yate estate agent Kimberley Vallis joins Sling the Mesh campaign urging
other mums not to have bladder sling operation:
http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/13613751.Rangeworthy_bride_urges_women_to_Sling_
the_Mesh_after_having_excruciating_bladder_sling_fitted/


13 Aug 2015: A women's operation has risks that are like a "ticking time bomb" says city councillor:
http://www.wisbechstandard.co.uk/news/a_women_s_operation_has_risks_that_are_like_a_ticking_
time_bomb_says_city_councillor_1_4193404


25 July 2015: Sling The Mesh campaign: worrying lack of surgeons who have enough experience
to remove it when it goes wrong: http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/sling_the_mesh_campaign_worrying_lack_of_surgeons_who_have_enough_experience_
to_remove_it_when_it_goes_wrong_1_4168353


24 July 2015: Sling the Mesh: MP is cautiously optimistic about future patient care for women:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/sling_the_mesh_mp_is_cautiously_optimistic_about_future_
patient_care_for_women_1_4167766


22 July 2015: Women2day: The 'Sling the Mesh' campaign:
http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/lifestyle/women2day-sling-mesh-campaign-9705308

20 July 2015: Mum of three leaks document to Sling The Mesh campaign to show that pain suffered after her operation is
being ignored despite being part of a trial that promised to monitor her for three years:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/mum_of_three_leaks_documents_to_sling_the_mesh_campaign_to_show_that_pain_
suffered_after_her_ operation_is_being_ignored_despite_being_part_of_a_trial_that_promised_to_monitor_
her_for_three_years_1_4160667


15 July 2015: Norfolk women back campaign raising concerns over safety of operation:
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/health/norfolk_women_back_campaign_raising_concerns_over_safety_of_operation_1_4153595

7 July 2015: Experts say it's safe. So why is this incontinence op leaving many women in such agony?:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3151416/Experts-say-s-safe-incontinence-op-leaving-women-agony.html

2 July 2015: Women have reported "serious and debilitating problems" following an operation for incontinence often caused
by childbirth:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/women_have_reported_serious_and_debilitating_problems_following_an_operation_for_
incontinence_often_caused_by_childbirth_1_4136556


15 June 2015: Mum joins campaign to ban medical procedure:
http://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/news/county-news/mum-joins-campaign-to-ban-medical-procedure-1-6792838

12 June 2015: Sling the Mesh Campaign gathers support from around the world in its first week:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/sling_the_mesh_kath_s_campaign_gathers_support_from_around_
the_world_in_its_first_week_1_4109907


10 June 2015: We Trust the Medical Profession to Get It Right,
But the TVT Mesh Procedure Leaves Some Women Maimed for Life
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/kath-sansom/tvt-mesh_b_7553546.html?utm_hp_ref=uk


5 June 2015: I feel like the unwilling victim of a cruel experiment that has gone horribly wrong:
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/i_feel_like_the_unwilling_victim_of_a_cruel_experiment_that_has_gone_
horribly_wrong_concerns_over_women_s_hospital_operation_1_410033

4 June 2015: Pensioner joins campaign to ban operation after being left in 'intense' pain:
http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/pensioner-joins-campaign-ban-operation-9387549

4 June 2015: Royston woman left in agony after surgery backs calls for the procedure to be suspended:
http://www.royston-crow.co.uk/news/royston_woman_left_in_agony_after_surgery_backs_calls_for_procedure_to_be_
suspended_1_4098738


5 April 2015: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3025621/The-nylon-sling-save-woman-s-fertility-thousands-given-
hysterectomies-don-t-need.html?login#comments


4 March 2015: Campaigner joins Scottish victims in call to ban controversial implant:
http://www.barryanddistrictnews.co.uk/news/11831967.Campaigner_joins_Scottish_victims_in_call_to_ban_
controversial_implant/


1 July 2014: Campaign group look for Wales to follow Scotland’s lead:
http://www.barryanddistrictnews.co.uk/news/latestnews/11311916.Campaign_group_look_for_Wales_to_follow_Scotland__
39_s_lead/?ref=twtrec

5 June 2014: Campaign against controversial mesh procedure steps up:
http://www.barryanddistrictnews.co.uk/news/11257798.Campaign_against_controversial_medical_procedure_steps_up/

30 April 2013: Mary Madden: Should we assume medical devices work until proven otherwise?:
http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2013/04/30/mary-madden-should-we-assume-medical-devices-work-until-proven-otherwise/

5 April 2012: St Helens mum left in agony by medical mesh launches campaign to help others:
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/st-helens-mum-left-agony-3346546

3 September 2012: The scandal of women who STILL aren’t told the risks of bladder operations:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2197850/The-scandal-women-STILL-arent-told-risks-bladder-operations.html

10 December 2011: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2072566/My-embarrassing-bladder-fixed-fishing-line-implant.html

15 August 2011: It was a simple implant to treat an embarrassing problem…The incontinence operation that is ruining
women’s lives: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2026354/It-simple-implant-cure-embarrassing-problem-The-incontinence-operation-thats-ruining-womens-lives.html

World
18 May 2018: Dr Peter Petros faces third disciplinary action since 2005 after pelvic mesh surgery complaints:
https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5406710/second-pelvic-mesh-surgeon-faces-professional-misconduct-hearing/?cs=305

11 May 2018: 'LIKE MY INSIDES WERE JUST FILLED WITH GASOLINE', WOMAN'S PAIN AFTER PELVIC MESH IMPLANT:
https://www.wfaa.com/mobile/article/news/health/like-my-insides-were-just-filled-with-gasoline-womans-pain-after-pelvic-mesh-implant/287-551396027

11 April 2018: Women in landmark pelvic mesh case have sought strong future warnings for devices:
https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5335537/court-told-pelvic-mesh-pain-may-be-untreatable/

8 April 2018: Australia bans mesh after Scots' evidence: https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/australia-bans-mesh-after-scots-evidence/

2 April 2018: nib head Mark Fitzgibbon says insurers are silenced despite public health concerns:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/5313941/ringing-the-bell-on-doctors-who-howl-down-challenges/?cs=305

2 April 2018: Regulators, doctors in firing line after Senate report on pelvic mesh scandal:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/5313689/countdown-to-a-mesh-scandal-how-a-system-failed-women/?cs=305

30 March 2018: Calls for NZ to follow Australian Senate surgical mesh report, which says use it as a 'last resort':
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/102689722/calls-for-nz-to-follow-australian-senate-surgical-mesh-report-which-says-use-it-as-last-resort

28 March 2018: Vaginal Mesh Implants Left 'Thousands Of Aussie Women Deformed':
http://www.whimn.com.au/strength/health/vaginal-mesh-implants-left-thousands-of-aussie-women-deformed/news-story/00d5791a0a7fdd9e9ec21640c68ea459#.jkoe2


30 March 2018: Vaginal mesh only as a last resort: report: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/vaginal-mesh-only-as-last-resort-report
:
28 March 2018: "Torture device' vaginal mesh only as last resort: report: 
http://www.cairnspost.com.au/lifestyle/health/torture-device-vaginal-mesh-only-as-last-resort-report/news-story/84d5ad7c6bc656efae44124bf14a63e5
:
28 March 2018: A Senate report has targeted the 'payment of inducements' to doctors and hospitals linked to mesh scandal:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/5309813/a-catastrophe-for-some-women-pelvic-mesh-report/?cs=305
:
28 March 2018: 11 Horror Stories From The Australian Pelvic Mesh Implant Report: 
https://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/a19622268/australian-pelvic-mesh-report-stories/
:
27 March 2018: Pelvic mesh-injured women were in tears over delayed inquiry report release: 
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/5310710/mesh-report-delayed-by-senate-move/?src=rss
:
27 March 2018: Pelvic mesh implants: How tracking vehicle parts is easier than medical devices:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-27/pelvic-mesh-implants-tracking-medical-devices/9588070

27 March 2018: Surgical mesh advocacy group targets MPs, has Jacinda Ardern interested: 
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/102624250/surgical-mesh-advocacy-group-targets-mps-has-jacinda-ardern-interested

26 March 2018: Pelvic mesh implant patients want answers from Senate report:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-26/pelvic-mesh-implant-patients-want-answers-from-senate-report/9580200?pfmredir=sm

20 March 2018: Senator says doctors could need 'expertise' to identify gender issues raised in mesh inquiry:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/5290477/doctors-warned-of-women-problem-after-pelvic-mesh-scandal/?src=rss

21 March 2017: Surgical mesh patients 'totally failed' by health system, gynaecologist says:
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/90626777/surgical-mesh-patients-totally-failed-by-health-system-gynaecologist-says

13 February 2018: Mesh News Desk: Appeals Court Upholds Boston Scientific Obtryx $19 Million Loss:
https://www.meshmedicaldevicenewsdesk.com/appeals-court-upholds-boston-scientific-obtryx-19-mill-loss/?platform=hootsuite

2 February 2018: 'Had Enough': Perth mum joins Johnson & Johnson class action after years of pain:
http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/had-enough-perth-mum-joins-johnson--johnson-class-action-after-
years-of-pain-20180201-h0s89e.html

8 February 2018: Australian Department of Health group warned pelvic mesh devices should be 'archived' as early as 2007: http://www.theherald.com.au/story/5215563/fragmented-health-system-puts-patients-at-risk-senate-inquiry-told/

31 January 2018: Vaginal mesh complications too severe to be inflicted on patients, court told:
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jan/31/vaginal-mesh-complications-too-severe-to-be-inflicted-on-patients-court-told

29 January 2018: Woman battling surgical mesh complications swims in Wellington Harbour race:

24 January 2018: Mesh victims celebrate 'extraordinary' move by American pharmaceutical giant: http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/5187054/johnson-johnson-withdraws-gold-standard-pelvic-mesh-slings-from-australia/

14 January 2018: Risks from surgical mesh in hernia repair too high, Canadian surgeon says:
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/100549387/risks-from-surgical-mesh-in-hernia-repair-too-high-canadian-surgeon-says

12 Jan 2018: Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay NJ Resident $15 Million:
http://newbrunswicktoday.com/article/johnson-johnson-ordered-pay-nj-resident-15-million

9 January 2018: Mesh Trials on the Horizon:
https://www.meshmedicaldevicenewsdesk.com/mesh-trials-horizon/?platform=hootsuite

3 January 2018: Alison Blake was 64 when she took her own life following pelvic mesh surgery complications:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/5147471/derryn-hinchs-grim-warning-after-suicide-of-pelvic-mesh-victim/?cs=305

21 December 2017: Pelvic mesh death horrifies consumer health groups campaigning for total mesh ban:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/5133881/womans-death-after-pelvic-mesh-complications-the-pain-is-just-too-much/?cs=305

11 December 2017: Review: Vaginal Mesh Devices Released Without Clinical Trials:
https://www.drugwatch.com/2017/12/11/review-vaginal-mesh-devices-released-without-clinical-trials/

11 December 2017: Medsafe removes surgical meshes from supply in New Zealand:
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/99754231/medsafe-removes-surgical-meshes-from-supply-in-new-zealand

3 December 2017: In October Christina Brajcic was in hospital, lucky to be alive. A month later she was dead:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/5096056/australian-womens-grief-after-mothers-death-linked-to-pelvic-mesh/

1 December 2017: 'Historic' targeted ban on pelvic mesh devices does not go far enough, say women and health groups:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/5093245/women-warn-they-wont-stop-until-a-total-ban-on-pelvic-mesh/?src=rss

1 December 2017: Controversial pelvic mesh devices banned in Australia by medical watchdog: http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/controversial-pelvic-mesh-devices-banned-in-australia-by-medical-watchdog

1 December 2017: Without warning, Australia bans surgical mesh products for pelvic organ prolapse:
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/99388308/without-warning-australia-bans-surgical-mesh-products-for-pelvic-organ-prolapse

30 November 2017: Hinch hails ban on vaginal mesh products: http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/vaginal-mesh-for-prolapse-banned-by-tga/news-story/17936264b6f8c8f8c0d731a7dcd4015f?platform=hootsuite

30 November 2017: Pelvic mesh problems need register now:
https://chf.org.au/media-releases/pelvic-mesh-problems-need-register-now

29 November 2017: Transvaginal mesh products used to treat pelvic organ prolapse have been banned overnight by Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration after a review found "the benefits do not outweigh the risks these products pose to patients": https://www.buzzfeed.com/ginarushton/australia-has-banned-the-use-of-some-mesh-implants?utm_term=.tvjVYp9Nb#.fnWPjMA4d

29 November 2017: Australia bans transvaginal mesh products as 'too risky':
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/nov/30/australia-bans-transvaginal-mesh-products-as-too-risky

November 2017: Trans vaginal mesh injuries - is anyone accountable?:
http://healthvoices.org.au/issues/november-2017/trans-vaginal-mesh-injuries-anyone-accountable/

26 November 2017: Daughter Fighting Late Mother's Pelvic Mesh Case:
https://www.meshmedicaldevicenewsdesk.com/daughter-fighting-late-mothers-pelvic-mesh-case/

20 November 2017: A Senate inquiry into pelvic mesh has put back final report until February:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/5068008/mesh-report-delayed-after-big-response/

13 November 2017: Australian pelvic mesh victims want to sue state health departments and regulators:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/5047618/watchdog-needs-to-be-held-accountable/

5 November 2017: Australia's health watchdog accused of 'too close' relationship with industry:
http://www.smh.com.au/national/australias-health-watchdog-accused-of-too-close-relationship-with-industry-20171105-gzf5vb.html

5 November 2017: Crippled with pain, a grandmother is taking her fight to the High Court: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/98422883/crippled-with-pain-a-grandmother-is-taking-her-fight-to-the-high-court

30 October 2017: Australia's medical device regulator acts after women's outrage:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/5019481/mesh-devices-high-risk-in-new-regime/?cs=305

30 October 2017: Hunter woman implanted with pelvic mesh device at 22 joins historic class action:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/5018793/scared-of-the-future/?cs=305

29 October 2017: Thousands of women take legal action over mesh implants:
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/thousands-women-legal-action-mesh-implants-171024083705299.html

18 October 2017: Surgical mesh injuries rising, ACC figures show:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11934446

4 October 2017: Vaginal mesh lawsuit: executive denies prioritising Johnson & Johnson interests:
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/oct/04/vaginal-mesh-lawsuit-executive-denies-prioritising-
johnson-johnson-interests


4 October 2017: Strong recommendations on surgical mesh but still no government action:
https://www.nzdoctor.co.nz/news/2017/october-2017/04/strong-recommendations-on-surgical-mesh-but-still-no
-government-action.aspx


18 September 2017: Surgeons lacked caution in use of vaginal mesh implants, doctor admits:
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/sep/18/surgeons-lacked-caution-in-use-of-vaginal-mesh-implants-doctor-admits

18 September 2017: Half Of The Women With Mesh Implant Complications Lose Their Partners, A Senate Inquiry Hears:
https://www.buzzfeed.com/ginarushton/half-of-the-women-with-mesh-implant-complications-lose

17 September 2017: A Sydney Senate inquiry told devices were 'decommercialised': http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4928110/johnson-johnson-cancels-two-mesh-devices/#slide=1

8 September 2017: The stories of women who have had mesh implants is heartbreaking: "Pain is with you all the time":
https://www.buzzfeed.com/ginarushton/here-are-the-most-heartbreaking-letters-to-mesh-inquiry?utm_term=.bcwMEy44o#.jq6d2w669

29 August 2017: WHY AREN'T WE TALKING MORE ABOUT ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S GREATEST MEDICAL SCANDALS?:
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/rendezview/why-arent-we-talking-more-about-one-of-australias-greatest-medical-
scandals/news-story/92f4cb833ba105f6e86eefd82404afe1


29 August 2017: Aussies turn focus on NZ's surgical mesh problems:
https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2017/08/28/44871/aussies-turn-focus-on-nzs-surgical-mesh-problems

28 August 2017: Pelvic mesh victims disgusted at suggestion of anal sex solution:
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/aug/28/pelvic-mesh-victims-disgusted-at-suggestion-of-sodomy-as-solution

25 August 2017: Perth doctor 'aghast' at sex advice to pelvic mesh victims:
http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/perth-doctor-aghast-at-sex-advice-to-pelvic-mesh-victims-20170825-gy4jcz.html

23 August 2017: The pelvic mesh device scandal reveals where medicine has lost its way:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4873140/the-trust-issue-and-picking-up-the-pieces/

22 August 2017: Australian Medical Association president confirms AMA WA's role in pelvic mesh scandal: http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/australian-medical-association-president-confirms-ama-was-role-in-pelvic-mesh-
scandal-20170822-gy1hzj.html

18 August 2017: Pelvic mesh victims demand meeting with minister over 'alleged cover-up':
http://www.colliemail.com.au/story/4864207/pelvic-mesh-victims-demand-meeting-with-minister-over-alleged-cover-up/?cs=7

14 August 2017: Potentially damaging surgical mesh kits still on hospital shelves with doctors unaware on cancellation:
http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-15/potentially-damaging-vaginal-mesh-kits-still-on-hospital-shelves/8805520?pfmredir=sm

7 August 2017: Surgical mesh: A decade of damage:
https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2017/08/06/41379/surgical-mesh-a-decade-of-debilitation

4 August 2017: A Melbourne Senate inquiry hearing was told up to 3000 women left with serious mesh injuries: 
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4832324/peak-health-body-scathing-on-mesh-history/

3 August 2017: Court awards woman $1 million for surgical mesh infection:
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/court-awards-woman-1-million-for-surgical-mesh-infection-20170802-gxnv77.html

3 August 2017: Victorian Senator Derryn Hinch says Senators at a mesh inquiry are determined to get answers for women: http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4829531/hinch-predicts-mesh-cover-ups/

31 July 2017: 'Soul destroying' meeting with Health Minister, surgical mesh victims advocates say: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/95227279/Soul-destroying-meeting-with-Health-Minister-surgical-mesh-victim-advocates-
say?cid=app-android


22 July 2017: Perth women ‘used as pelvic mesh guinea pigs’ want answers from WA government:
http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/perth-women-used-as-pelvic-mesh-guinea-pigs-want-answers-from-wa-government
-20170721-gxfy0i

19 July 2017: A Senate inquiry on pelvic mesh hears mesh victims have been treated like child sexual abuse victims: http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4800043/health-system-asleep-at-the-wheel-on-mesh/

19 July 2017: Newcastle business owner says 2005 mesh surgery left her with many unknowns: http://www.eyretribune.com.au/story/4800705/the-mesh-the-legacy-and-future-unknowns/?cs=2452

14 July 2017: Surgical mesh victims bear pain to confront health minister:
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/94706442/surgical-mesh-victims-bear-pain-to-confront-health-minister-in-auckland-electorate

12 July 2017: Questions over pelvic mesh implants ring louder than ever:
http://www.portpirierecorder.com.au/story/4786136/history-repeats-as-pelvic-mesh-ruins-lives/

10 July 2017: Johnson & Johnson tried to prevent report about pelvic mesh devices, court hears:
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/jul/10/johnson-johnson-tried-to-prevent-report-about-pelvic-mesh-devices
-court-hears

10 July 2017: Barry campaigner backs parliamentary discussion of surgical mesh:
http://www.barryanddistrictnews.co.uk/news/15401785.Barry_campaigner_backs_parliamentary_discussion_of_surgical_mesh/

5 July 2017: Port Pirie women report in national vaginal mesh implant complications survey:
http://www.portpirierecorder.com.au/story/4772227/mesh-implants-impact-locals/

4 July 2017: "I would not want my wife to undergo this procedure": pelvic mesh inventor:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4769832/i-would-not-want-my-wife-to-undergo-this-procedure-pelvic-mesh-inventor/?cs=305

3 July 2017: NSW Health is investigating how male company rep attended a woman's surgery without her knowledge:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4764907/male-company-rep-at-womans-pelvic-surgery/ 

3 July 2017: Transvaginal mesh devices are one of Australia's greatest medical scandals: 
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4765139/regulators-failed-across-the-board-on-mesh/

2 July 2017: Stinging attack over surgical mesh inaction by Winston Peters:
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/94302865/stinging-attack-over-surgical-mesh-inaction-by-winston-peters

29 June 2017: Former Newcastle University doctor in Victorian health mesh probe:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4755346/top-priority-for-mesh-inquiry/

6 June 2017: Vaginal mesh controversy shows collective failure of the TGA and Australia's specialists:
http://theconversation.com/vaginal-mesh-controversy-shows-collective-failure-of-the-tga-and-australias-specialists-78605?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

4 June 2017: Four mesh deaths but government drags heels on inquiry: 'Mum always put on a brave face for us': 
http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/national/93268557/Four-mesh-deaths-but-government-drags-heels-on-inquiry-
Mum-always-put-on-a-brave-face-for-us

4 June 2017: Patients who say surgical mesh has made their lives a 'living hell' question why it's still being used: 
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/92633100/patients-who-say-surgical-mesh-has-made-their-lives-a-living-hell-
question-why-its-still-being-used

4 June 2017: Christine Rankin says she was a victim of mesh surgery: 
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/93300068/Christine-Rankin-says-she-was-a-victim-of-mesh-surgery?cid=app-iPhone

3 June 2017: Australian Pelvic Mesh Support Group says all pelvic mesh devices should be banned: 
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4704976/college-slammed-for-backing-pelvic-slings/?cs=305

29 May 2017: Pelvic mesh Senate inquiry will hold regulators to account: 
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4691394/pelvic-mesh-exposes-a-system-thats-failed/

29 May 2017: Lake Macquarie woman joins more than 1700 others for Senate inquiry on pelvic mesh:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4691250/mesh-victims-anguish-at-missed-warnings/

28 May 2017: Wollongong women break their silence: 'I don't where to go for help': 
http://www.begadistrictnews.com.au/story/4691147/i-dont-know-where-to-go-for-help/

25 May 2017: Thousands of women left in agony after 'gold standard' surgery: 
http://nypost.com/2017/05/25/thousands-of-women-left-in-agony-after-gold-standard-surgery/

25 May 2017: Women Claim This Surgery Has Cost Them Their Happiness, Their Sex Lives, And Hundreds Of Thousands
Of Dollars: https://www.buzzfeed.com/ginarushton/women-claim-this-surgery-has-cost-them-their-happiness-sex?utm_term=.tn079K8m2D#.vrGezgrDbA

23 May 2017: Oh my UTI: Everything you need to know about Urinary Tract Infections and how to battle through: 
http://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/health-features/oh-my-uti-everything-you-need-to-know-about-urinary-tract-
infections-and-how-to-battle-through-35746708.html

10 May 2017: Family agony over mum's pain:
http://pakenham.starcommunity.com.au/gazette/2017-05-10/under-the-knife/

11 May 2017: 'Vaginal mesh implant has ruined my life - it's just so hard to go on':
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/vaginal-mesh-implant-has-destroyed-my-life-
its-just-so-hard-to-go-on/news-story/c9a78c04bbbaf0c32689ab2d0108658d


9 May 2017: Transvaginal mesh problems grossly under-estimated:
http://prwire.com.au/pr/70164/transvaginal-mesh-problem-grossly-under-estimated

9 May 2017: Vaginal mesh implant destroyed my life: Perth mum speaks out:
http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/vaginal-mesh-implant-destroyed-my-life-perth-mum-speaks-out-20170508-gw0fpx.html


4 May 2017: Transvaginal mesh devices under the spotlight as Australian senate inquiry nears:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3795734/medical-mesh-suffer-in-silence/


1 May 2017: Caz Chisholm is recognised for campaign supporting women pelvic mesh victims:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4630376/mesh-campaigner-wins-awards/

26 April 2017: Australia's peak health regulator has not pursued one pelvic mesh prosecution:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4619798/outrage-over-mesh-prosecution-failure/

26 March 2017: Hernia mesh complication 'like torture' for Christchurch grandfather:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/90762043/hernia-mesh-complication-like-torture

14 March 2017: Pelvic mesh devices hit by allegations of research fraud, experimental surgery on thousands of women:
http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/pelvic-mesh-devices-hit-by-allegations-of-research-fraud-experimental-
surgery-on-thousands-of-women-20170313-guxclj.html


14 March 2017: Newcastle doctor and Queensland colleague sounded alarm on mesh in 2003:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4522153/whistle-was-blown-on-pelvic-mesh/#slide=2

14 March 2017: Transvaginal mesh devices have left many women with permanent injuries:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4527600/serious-questions-to-answer-on-pelvic-mesh/

14 March 2017: Transvaginal devices under the spotlight:
http://www.hillsnews.com.au/story/4527837/we-were-guinea-pigs/?cs=2452

2 March 2017: Senator Derryn Hinch urges women to make submissions to a senate inquiry into pelvic mesh devices:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4501467/this-will-be-the-most-important-thing-i-do-here/

16 February 2016: Derryn Hinch has won Senate approval for an inquiry into gynaecological mesh devices:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4472081/senate-approves-inquiry-into-mesh-video/

15 February 2017: Mesh device appeal against decision by Australia's peak health watchdog:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4462077/tribunal-told-mesh-device-evidence-very-poor/

2 February 2017: Thousands sue over implant:
https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/thousands-sue-over-implant-ng-b88374502z

7 December 2016: The danger of the TVT bladder sling: A mother's story:
http://thenaturalparentmagazine.com/danger-tvt-bladder-sling-mothers-story/

30 November 2016: Researchers Examine Effect of Mesh Treatment on Women with Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Incontinence:
http://news.weill.cornell.edu/news/2016/11/researchers-examine-effect-of-mesh-treatment-on-women-with-pelvic-organ-prolapse-and

15 November 2016: Transvaginal Mesh Maker Accused of Racketeering:
http://courthousenews.com/transvaginal-mesh-maker-accused-of-racketeering/

15 November 2016: Transvaginal Mesh Maker Accused of Racketeering:
http://www2.courthousenews.com/transvaginal-mesh-maker-accused-of-racketeering/

4 October 2016: Boston Scientific loses bid to toss $19m pelvic mesh loss:
http://www.massdevice.com/boston-scientific-loses-bid-toss-19m-pelvic-mesh-loss/

6 September 2016: Politicians still prevaricating over surgical mesh:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1609/S00059/politicians-still-prevaricating-over-surgical-mesh.htm

2 September 2016: Patient fears surgical mesh agonies won't stop despite changes:
http://m.nzdoctor.co.nz//news-detail.aspx?n=77599

31 August 2016: Surgical mesh survey shows 'horrific' effects:
http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/surgical-mesh-survey-shows-horrific-effects-2016083115

24 August 2016: Surgical mesh registry to be considered by Ministry of Health after petition:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11700011

18 August 2016: Greater Cincinnati firm faces lawsuit over deceptive marketing allegations:
http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2016/08/18/greater-cincinnati-firm-faces-lawsuit-over.html

16 August 2016: Kentucky AG sues Johnson & Johnson over vaginal implants:
http://www.startribune.com/kentucky-ag-sues-johnson-johnson-over-vaginal-implants/390347561/

28 July 2016: Inquiry into surgical mesh needed:
https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/131809-inquiry-into-surgical-mesh-needed.html

15 June 2016: Surgical Mesh Registry needed immediately:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1606/S00172/surgical-mesh-registry-needed-immediately.htm

14 June 2016: Boston Scientific adds new warnings to surgical-mesh devices:
http://www.startribune.com/boston-scientific-adds-new-warnings-to-surgical-mesh-devices/383036211/

12 June 2016: PATIENTS ASKED TO DANCE ON THIN ICE - BAN SURGICAL MESH NOW:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1606/S00121/patients-asked-to-dance-in-thin-ice-ban-surgical-mesh-now.htm

30 May 2016: Toni's story a tragedy:
http://www.macleayargus.com.au/story/3937829/tonis-story-a-tragedy/?cs=1526

27 May 2016: Suit filed against makers of Prolene Mesh System over alleged injuries:
http://louisianarecord.com/stories/510738168-suit-filed-against-makers-of-prolene-mesh-system-over-alleged-injuries

25 May 2016: States file lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over pelvic mesh implants:
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/states-file-lawsuit-against-johnson-johnson-over-pelvic-mesh-implants/

25 May 2016: AGs: Pelvic mesh implants caused dire complications:
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/05/25/ags-pelvic-mesh-implants-caused-dire-complications.html

24 May 2016: California sues Johnson & Johnson over marketing for pelvic mesh:
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-johnson-johnson-mesh-lawsuit-idUSKCN0YF2LC

23 May 2016: J&J settles pelvic mesh appeal before Texas Supreme Court:
http://www.reuters.com/article/products-mesh-appeal-idUSL2N18K1VD

23 May 2016: Mesh women to meet Australian health regulator in Canberra during campaign for Senate I photos, video, poll: http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3922788/we-are-the-evidence-of-whats-gone-wrong-photos-video-poll/

19 May 2016: Women left in chronic pain after having now-banned TFS device implanted:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-19/women-left-in-chronic-pain-after-tfs-implants/7429838

6 May 2016: Australian mesh device manufacturer failed to show how benefits outweighed risks:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3892724/report-reveals-mesh-device-concerns/

6 May 2016: Mesh device victims quiet no longer:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3893158/rally-by-women-silenced-by-pain/

22 April 2016: Johnson & Johnson Settled NJ Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit for $5 Million:
http://newbrunswicktoday.com/article/johnson-johnson-settled-nj-pelvic-mesh-lawsuit-5-million

22 April: Woman claims win over ACC after 13 years:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11627160

13 April 2016: Grand jury convened in probe of Boston Scientific:
https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/04/13/grand-jury-convened-probe-boston-scientific/v00hHy7djMd3xJfAH5f37J/story.html

13 April 2016: 'We've lost so much': Senate urged to act on failures over mesh implants:
http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/weve-lost-so-much-senate-urged-to-act-on-failures-over-mesh-
device-implants-20160413-go5obe.html


13 April 2016: Hunter man demands hospital records: Son's fear for mother broken by mesh surgery:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3826847/sons-fears-for-mother-broken-by-mesh-surgery/

6 April 2016: J&J's vaginal-mesh costs may rise if $5 million deal is a guide:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-06/j-j-s-vaginal-mesh-costs-may-rise-if-5-million-deal-is-a-guide

4 April 2016: Boston Scientific Shares Inactive as FDA Says Aware of Possible Counterfeit Raw Material in Surgical Mesh:
http://sonoranweeklyreview.com/boston-scientific-shares-inactive-as-fda-says-aware-of-possible-counterfeit-raw-material-
in-surgical-mesh-nysebsx/


30 March 2016: In mesh litigation, how a casual corporate decision ruined one woman's life:
http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/2016/03/30/in-mesh-litigation-how-a-casual-corporate-decision-ruined-one-womans-life/

19 March 2016: The NSW Care Complaints Commission has confirmed investigations over mesh surgery:
http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/story/3800739/watchdog-focuses-on-mesh/?cs=12

15 March 2016: Australia prolapse mesh device manufacturer tells regulator it "documented" mesh changes:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3793103/mesh-maker-modifies-but-files-changes/

14 March 2016: The Therapeutic Goods Administration admits assessment process lacked "rigour": http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3790436/regulator-failed-women-on-mesh/

13 March 2016: Difficulty issues remain about mesh surgery for women:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3778936/women-pay-the-price-for-a-most-private-medical-disaster/

12 March 2016: Medical mesh concerns raised:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3779748/medical-mesh-concerns-raised/

27 January 2016: J&J to pay $120 million in its first big mesh settlement:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-27/j-j-said-to-pay-120-million-in-its-first-big-mesh-settlement

9 January 2016: In light of FDA rules, pelvic mesh devices face uncertainty:
http://m.startribune.com/in-light-of-fda-rules-pelvic-mesh-devices-face-uncertainty/364690221/

5 October 2015: Waimate woman complains after pain from surgery at Timaru Hospital fails to subside:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/72533463/waimate-woman-complains-after-pain-from-
surgery-at-timaru-hospital-fails-to-subsid

18 August 2015: Company faces US legal action over mesh surgery:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3288244/company-faces-us-legal-action-over-mesh-surgery/

4 August 2015: Bard Said to Pay $200 Million to Settle Vaginal-Mesh Cases:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-04/bard-said-to-pay-200-million-to-settle-vaginal-mesh-cases

2 June 2015: Mesh injured victims rally to resolve cases filed infederal court: http://wvmetronews.com/2015/06/02/mesh-
injured-victims-rally-to-resolve-cases-filed-in-federal-court/


27 May 2015: Calls for parliamentary inquiry into use of surgical mesh:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/68907049/calls-for-parliamentary-inquiry-into-use-of-surgical-mesh

18 May 2015: Gynaecological mesh maker appeals deregistration ruling
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3086836/gynaecological-mesh-maker-appeals-deregistration-ruling/

18 May 2015: Medical Council stops Reid from doing major surgery
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3086840/medical-council-stops-reid-from-doing-major-surgery/

8 May 2014: What big pharma is saying behind your back as it tries to sell you defective medical devices:
http://www.dallasobserver.com/news/what-big-pharma-is-saying-behind-your-back-as-it-tries-to-sell-you-defective-medical-
devices-7129615

20 April 2015: New Scottish Mesh Survivors Erect Website for Mesh-Injured
http://meshmedicaldevicenewsdesk.com/new-scottish-mesh-survivors-erect-website-for-mesh-injured

7 September 2014: Hunter women join class action against Johnson & Johnson over mesh genital implant devices:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2567292/hunter-women-join-mesh-implant-class-action/

3July 2014
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11286527

12 October 2013: Woman sues Johnson & Johnson in possible $1.7 Billion class action suit:
http://jewishbusinessnews.com/2013/10/12/woman-sues-johnson-johnson-in-possible-1-7-billion-class-action-suit/

13 June 2012: A Female Surgical Nightmare:
http://inthesetimes.com/article/13353/a_female_surgical_nightmare

   
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Scotland

11 December 2017: Panorama: The operation that ruined my life:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09jl9dd/panorama-the-operation-that-ruined-my-life#

28 September 2017: Mesh patients say they were 'duped': http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-41427983

28 September 2017: Journalist Marion Scott who started the mesh campaign speaks candidly about the growing global scandal:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b095c98m#play

27 September 2017: Scottish Mesh Survivor Linda McLaughlin speaks to BBC Radio Scotland - Newsdrive (ff 1hr 37mins): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b095c96x#play

27 September 2017: Mesh implant surgery 'decimated my quality of life':
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-41416042/mesh-implant-surgery-decimated-my-quality-of-life

27 September 2017: Expert who quit mesh implant review warns over use:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-41408704

18 May 2017: Minister says expert will look at mesh implants review:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39964844

20 April 2017: 'My life has been destroyed by mesh implants':
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p050lrnj

30 March 2017: Robison defends mesh inquiry findings:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-39442911

27 March 2017: Mesh implant campaigners 'betrayed' by report publication:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39408064

5 March 2016: Mesh sufferers quit expert group over 'diluted' report:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39157683

21 December 2016: Mesh implants treatment brings unnecessary risks says study:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-38381890

19 December 2016: Scottish Mesh Survivor Lorna Farrell bravely shares her story:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b084fqr5

19 December 2016 :Mesh implant woman says it made life 'a nightmare'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-38368706

19 December 2016: Mesh implants still used in Scotland despite suspension call:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-38343274

20 September 2016: Mesh implant campaigners call for criminal investigation:
http://www.radioborders.com/scottish-news/mesh-implant-campaigners-call-for-criminal-investigation/

20 September 2016: Mesh Implant Campaigners Call For Investigation:
http://www.heart.co.uk/scotland/news/local/mesh-implant-campaigners-call-for-investigation/#yvRvcoEPrBBQ3IDG.97

20 September 2016: Mesh implant campaigners call for criminal investigation:
http://www.forth1.com/scottish-news/mesh-implant-campaigners-call-for-criminal-investigation/

7 October 2015: BBC Radio Scotland
Scottish Mesh Survivor Lorna 36mins - 44 mins and Cabinet Secretary Shona Robison - 1 hour 10 mins - 1 hour 19 mins:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06dqc8h#play

25 June 2015: This Morning: Are you embarrassed by incontinence?
http://shows.stv.tv/this-morning/video-showcase/4320903465001/

1 March 2015: BBC Report with Graham Stewart



1 March 2015: Halt mesh implants over safety concerns:
http://news.stv.tv/scotland/312203-halt-mesh-implants-over-safety-concerns-says-shona-robison/

1 March 2015: Health Secretary calls for halt on mesh implants:
http://www.clyde1.com/localnews/health-secretary-calls-for-halt-on-mesh-implants/

1 March 2015: Health Secretary Shona Robison call for mesh implants suspension:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-31682128

25 October 2014: Elaine Holmes and Olive McIlroy Sunday Mail Great Scot Awards 2014 – Unsung Hero – “Hear Our Voice:



25 October 2014: Sunday Mail Great Scot Awards 2014 - Unsung Hero - Hear Our Voice:



25 October 2014: Sunday Mail Great Scot Awards 2014: Still Game actors - Ford Keirnan and Greg Hemphill
https://youtu.be/29rHOTNRqdc?t=1m10s

3 June 2014: Mesh implants victims give ‘heartbreaking’ evidence to MSPs: BBC Scotland News link:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-27669702

13 May 2014: Scottish Government under pressure to suspend use of mesh implants:
http://news.stv.tv/scotland/275126-michael-matheson-answers-questions-on-mesh-implants-at-holyrood/

11 March 2014: Faulty implants end women’s sex life:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-26518269

UK, Ireland & Channel Islands
11 May 2018: The One Show - BBC One, Thoroughly Deserving Winner of the NHS Healthcare Category Award - Consultant Urogynaecologist and Uroneurologist for University College Hospital London Sohier Elneil:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p066xs7w

9 May 2018: Vaginal mesh: Surgeons 'failed to comply with guidelines': http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-44046430

9 May 2018: Health Secretary promises changes after vaginal mesh report: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-44052650

23 March 2018: 'The dark side to surgical mesh' - Sling The Mesh Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=gvtBKQRSV84

21 February 2018: Review ordered into epilepsy drug, vaginal mesh and Primodos:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43143319

21 February 2018: PM orders review into Primodos, vaginal mesh and epilepsy drug sodium valproate:
https://news.sky.com/story/pm-orders-review-into-primodos-vaginal-mesh-and-epilepsy-drug-11260421

30 January 2018: Journalist Kath Sansom was 'wreck' after vaginal mesh implant:
https://news.sky.com/story/journalist-kath-sansom-was-wreck-after-vaginal-mesh-implant-11086123

23 January 2018: WATCH: Irish women explain the pain caused by vaginal mesh implant
http://www.thejournal.ie/vaginal-mesh-video-3813229-Jan2018/
*Members of a support group for women who experienced complications will protest outside Leinster House on 24 Jan

15 December 2017: Doctors told not to use vaginal mesh to treat prolapse due to 'serious' safety concerns:
http://www.itv.com/news/2017-12-15/doctors-told-not-to-use-vaginal-mesh-to-treat-prolapse-due-to-serious-safety-concerns/

12 December 2017: New Zealand bans vaginal mesh over safety fears:
https://news.sky.com/story/new-zealand-bans-vaginal-mesh-over-safety-fears-11167897

11 December 2017: Panorama: The operation that ruined my life:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09jl9dd/panorama-the-operation-that-ruined-my-life#

27 November 2017: Vaginal mesh operations should be banned, says NICE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42110076

24 November 2017: Call for suspension of vaginal mesh implants following rise in 'severe' pain complaints:
http://www.itv.com/news/2017-11-24/call-for-suspension-of-vaginal-mesh-implants-following-rise-in-severe-pain-complaints/

18 October 2017: Journalist Kath Sansom was a 'wreck' after vaginal mesh implant:
https://www.klfm967.co.uk/news/uk-news/2406226/journalist-kath-sansom-was-wreck-after-vaginal-mesh-implant/

18 October 2017: Women 'deserve apology' over vaginal mesh implants:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41671020

18 October 2017: Government rejects call for vaginal mesh implants ban:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-41658370

18 October 2017: Vaginal mesh public inquiry turned down by Government:
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/mesh-implant-problem-bigger-thalidomide-014300260.html

17 October 2017: Special Report: The Mesh Scandal:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSS1jzPECBA

16 October 2017: Mesh surgeon investigated by NHS trust in Bristol:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-41596436

30 September 2013: Vaginal mesh 'disaster' could be 'worse than Thalidomide', experts warn:
http://news.sky.com/story/vaginal-mesh-legal-action-could-be-bigger-than-thalidomide-11060083

20 September 2017: Hernia mesh surgery leaves men in pain:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-41320744

11 August 2017: Vaginal mesh campaigners welcome 'major development':
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-40898220

3 August 2017: 'Vaginal mesh surgery ruined my life and should be banned':
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-40662037

18 July 2017: Campaigners call for vaginal mesh ban after investigation by this programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08y9v5t/victoria-derbyshire-18072017#

18 July 2017: Legal action launched for vaginal mesh sufferers:
http://news.sky.com/story/legal-action-launched-for-vaginal-mesh-sufferers-10952224

18 July 2017: Vaginal mesh procedures like ‘Russian Roulette’, say victims:
https://uk.style.yahoo.com/victims-vaginal-mesh-implants-hit-parliament-likening-procedure-russian-roulette-140714406.html

27 June 2017: Vaginal mesh surgery: Shock as women go to England for care:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-40410835

26 June 2017: Vaginal mesh led to 'excruciating pain':
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-40386726

26 June 2017: NHS hernia mesh repairs 'leaving patients in chronic pain'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40132638

25 April 2017: Pelvic floor training in pregnancy could help prevent the need for 'barbaric' vaginal mesh surgery:
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-04-pelvic-floor-pregnancy-barbaric-vaginal.html

20 April 2017: 'My life has been destroyed by mesh implants':
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p050lrnj

18 April 2017: Call for end to TVT mesh implants after complications 'covered up':
http://news.sky.com/story/call-for-end-to-tvt-mesh-implants-after-complications-covered-up-10842078

8 September 2016: Campaigner calls for operation to cure incontinence after childbirth to be suspended:
http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2016-09-08/campaigner-calls-for-operation-to-cure-incontinence-after-childbirth- to-be-suspended/

27 June 2016: Medicolegal Aspects of FNUU Practice



6 October 2015: Disabled Gosport Woman Has US Surgery To Reverse Mesh Damage:



29 June 2015: Female Mid Urethral Tapes - The Devil's Work:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awOMOXPtkMA&app=desktop

25 June 2015: Hundreds of women across the UK are calling for the ban of a medical procedure which has left them in chronic
pain - with some unable to walk:
http://news.sky.com/story/1507952/hundreds-of-women-call-for-end-to-tvt-surgery


25 June 2015: The woman campaigning for a controversial operation to be outlawed after it left her in constant pain: http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2015-06-25/the-woman-campaigning-for-a-controversial-operation-to-be-outlawed-
after-it-left-her-in-constant-pain


19 May 2015: Sussex women back call for mesh implant surgery ban: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwn_Jc2TTOU&feature=youtu.be

8 May 2015: Professor Carl Heneghan, Director of the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, University of Oxford, reveals
the secrets behind the claims of drugs and devices designed to improve health and well-being:
https://youtu.be/jJarceGUuRc?t=28m30s

April 2014: BBC Radio 4 You & Yours: Woman tells how mesh has ruined her life.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03zdbrj

22 January 2014: Face the Facts:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03q9dc8

23 May 2012: Regulation of medical implants: Carl Heneghan:
http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player.aspx?meetingId=10850

19 January 2012: Woman’s Hour: Urinary Incontinence and Transvaginal Tape
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019gy9r

World
29 March 2018: Australia investigates implants that left some women with 'rotten pelvises':
https://edition.cnn.com/2018/03/28/health/pelvic-mesh-implant-australia-senate-intl/index.html

29 March 2018: Pelvic mesh implants: Further legal action on the table after scathing Senate report:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-29/further-legal-action-considered-after-pelvic-mesh-report/9600286

28 March 2018: Pelvic mesh implants 'one of the biggest medical scandals' involving Australian women:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-28/pelvic-mesh-implants-only-used-as-last-resort-senate-report/9592384

18 February 2018: Derryn Hinch on Senate report into pelvic mesh:
https://www.6pr.com.au/podcast/derryn-hinch-on-senate-report-into-pelvic-mesh/

8 January 2018: Woman appeals to Ottawa for temporary ban on female pelvic mesh:
https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/woman-appeals-to-ottawa-for-temporary-ban-on-female-pelvic-mesh-1.3750700

21 December 2017: Mesh ruined our lives:
https://omny.fm/shows/mornings-with-gareth-parker/mesh-ruined-our-lives

12 December 2017: Surgical mesh victim 'overwhelmingly emotional' after move to scrap products that left hundreds in awful chronic pain: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/surgical-mesh-victim-overwhelmingly-emotional-after-move-scrap-products-left-hundreds-in-awful-chronic-pain

30 November 2017: Regulator takes action on controversial mesh:
http://www.abc.net.au/radio/perth/programs/drive/mesh-ban/9216094

28 October 2017: Surgical mesh: A question of consent:
http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/shows/2017/10/surgical-mesh-a-question-of-consent.html

30 September 2017: Canadian TV investigates: As lawsuits mount, doctors insist surgical mesh is an important tool (Parts 1, 2 & extended): http://www.ctvnews.ca/w5/as-lawsuits-mount-doctors-insist-surgical-mesh-is-an-important-tool-1.3610891#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=YGLwWbM

25 August 2017: Mesh campaigners take fight to Australia:
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201856065/mesh-campaigners-take-fight-to-australia

15 August 2017: Emails show doctors' bizarre attitudes to women's health:
http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-15/emails-show-doctors-bizarre-attitudes-to-womens-health
-problems/8805710?pfmredir=sm


14 August 2017: Lamborghinis, ski trips used to market controversial mesh implant to surgeons, documents show: http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-14/surgical-mesh-maker-used-fast-cars-to-market-device-doctors/8796838?pfmredir=sm

4 July 2017: Vaginal mesh implants: Class action against Johnson and Johnson begins in Federal Court:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-04/class-action-vaginal-mesh-implants-johnson-and-johnson/8674106

19 June 2017: 'Nothing has been achieved' - anti-mesh campaigners:
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201848002/nothing-has-been-achieved-anti-mesh-campaigners

31 May 2017: Women urged to speak up on painful transvaginal mesh implant side effects:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-31/more-women-mesh-implant-side-effects-than-thought-experts-say/8572840

16 May 2017: Concerns grow over side effects of pelvic mesh implants on Life Matters- RN:
https://radio.abc.net.au/programitem/pg961mm3N6?play=true

28 April 2017: Peggy Engleman v. Ethicon - Jury hands down $20 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in vaginal
mesh case - $2.5 million in compensatory and $17.5 million in punitive damages:
http://www.fox29.com/news/local-news/251407273-story

16 February 2017: Prolift mesh: What did Johnson & Johnson know? (English subtitles) Radar Broadcast 21-9-2015:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBxj4h8C36M&app=desktop

10 February 2017: Class action launched for victims of Johnson and Johnson mesh implants:
http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/02/10/19/18/class-action-launched-for-victims-of-johnson-and-johnson-mesh-implants

29 November 2016: Transvaginal Mesh: Senator Derryn Hinch addresses the Australian Senate:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ-AXlymOnY&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop

22 November 2016: Senator for Victoria, Derryn Hinch addresses the 'mesh scandal' in the Australian Parliament:

Derryn Hinch

15 August 2016: Did Boston Scientific Smuggle Counterfeit Mesh Materials From China?:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NizHS4dBqM

31 August 2016: Medsafe responds to concerns over surgical mesh:
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201814284/medsafe-responds-to-concerns-over-surgical-mesh

25 August 2016: Govt responds on surgical mesh:
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201813531/govt-responds-on-surgical-mesh

24 August 2016: Govt surgical mesh response falls short - campaigners:
http://www.newshub.co.nz/politics/govt-surgical-mesh-response-falls-short---campaigners-2016082417

16 August 2016: Beshear files lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over surgical mesh:
http://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Beshear-files-lawsuit-against-Johnson--Johnson-over-surgical-mesh----390310202.html

27 July 2016: Labour steps up fight on surgical mesh:
http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/labour-to-health-minister-get-serious-about-vagina-problems-2016072620#.V5eyD-Mf-jY.facebook

19 June 2016: Women with pelvic mesh report painful, intractable infections:
http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/women-with-pelvic-mesh-implants-report-painful-intractable-infections-1.2952614

11 June 2016: Heal or harm?:
http://www.newshub.co.nz/tvshows/thenation/heal-or-harm-2016061112#axzz4BEqv9Df2

10 June 2016: Gynaecologists voice concern over surgical mesh in women causing harm:
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/gynaecologists-voice-concern-over-surgical-mesh-in-women-causing-harm

10 June 2016: Gynaecologists voice concern over surgical mesh in women causing harm:
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/gynaecologists-voice-concern-over-surgical-mesh-in-women-causing-harm

3 June 2016: Surgical mesh campaigner (Charlotte Korte and Dr Hanifa Koya):
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ntn/ntn-20160603-0908-surgical_mesh_campaigner-048.mp3

25 May 2016: Johnson & Johnson Mesh Press Conference:



25 May 2016: California Attorney General Sues Johnson & Johnson Over Transvaginal Mesh:
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/California-Attorney-General-Sues-Johnson--Johnson-Over-Transvaginal-Mesh-
380891931.html


22 May 2016: What is medical mesh?:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=_BM8-iX_NBY&app=desktop

10 May 2016: Jaynie Morris Club: Chris Ilsley 6PR Female 'Mesh Insert' Controversial Interview 2016:
https://soundcloud.com/jayniemorrisclub/chris-ilsley-6pr-female-mesh-insert-controversial-interview-2016?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=facebook

21 April 2016: On the Spot with Colleen Hutchison: Expert Hernia Roundtable (Part 2):
http://www.generalsurgerynews.com/Video-and-Podcast/Article/04-16/Video-On-the-Spot-With-Colleen-Hutchinson-Expert-Hernia-Roundtable-Part-2-/36004

4 April 2016: On the Spot with Colleen Hutchison: Expert Hernia Roundtable (Part 1):
http://www.generalsurgerynews.com/Video-and-Podcast/Article/04-16/Video-On-the-Spot-With-Colleen-Hutchinson-Expert-Hernia-Roundtable-Part-1-/35870

2 April 2016: Canadian women reach transvaginal mesh settlement:
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/canadian-women-reach-transvaginal-mesh-settlement-1.2842781

31 March 2016: Mostyn Law calls on FDA to ban Boston Scientific surgical mesh:
http://www.kusi.com/story/31609622/mostyn-law-calls-on-fda-to-ban-boston-scientific-surgical-mesh

25 February 2016: Bay Area women call for a ban of transvaginal mesh, bladder slings as FDA issue more warnings:
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/Bay-Area-Women-Call-for-Ban-of-Transvaginal-Mesh-Bladder-Slings-as-FDA-Issues-More-Warnings-370208141.html

16 February 2016: Veteran investigative reporter and co-founder of Mesh Medical Device News Desk website Jane Akre explains the serious medical problems caused by mesh implants, and why corporate-media coverage has been scant: http://www.projectcensored.org/jane-akre/

13 November 2015 2015: ICS 2015 Montreal - Top Papers of 2015 That Will Change Incontinence Research and Practice:
https://youtu.be/HjLSlcibvvk?t=9m30s
(fast forward to 12.14 for synthetic mesh tapes)

29 October 2015: Dutch consumer programme reveals how to get a 'device' approved - CE-Mark for sale (English subtitles):
http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi3882135065/

16 August 2015: Australian women are taking on a major American medical company after suffering devastating side effects
from products used to support weak pelvic floor muscles:
http://www.9news.com.au/health/2015/08/16/20/03/australian-women-launch-class-action-against-us-medical-company

27 May 2015: Surgical mesh claims mount
http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/274800/surgical-mesh-claims-mount

27 May 2015: Campaigners call for surgical mesh inquiry
http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/campaigners-call-for-surgical-mesh-inquiry-2015052718#axzz3bI6JIJNC




1 December 2014: Dutch consumer programme reveals how to get a ‘device’ approved for CE mark:
http://www.radartv.nl/uitzending/vorige-uitzending/

18 November 2014: Law firm investigates more painful complications from pelvic mesh:
http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2014/s4130923.htm

July 2014: New Zealand petitioners: Carmel Berry and Charlotte Korte (2 interviews):
http://tvnz.co.nz/breakfast-news/hundreds-affected-improper-removal-surgical-mesh-video-6016826

23 July 2014: Johnson & Johnson Blue Sh*t Coverup: Papantonio video:
http://ringoffireradio.com/2014/07/johnson-johnsons-blue-sht-coverup/

2 July 2014
http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/use-surgical-mesh-dubbed-emerging-health-scandal-video-6017508

May 2014: Johnson & Johnson continues to kill women: Papantonio video:



24 March 2014: Mesh sufferers petition New Zealand Government for an Inquiry:
http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/mesh-sufferers-petition-govt-for-inquiry-2014032416

24 November 2013: Women angry over side-effects from another Johnson and Johnson product:
http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2013/s3898612.htm

   
       
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18 October 2017: Pelvic mesh scandal: Northern Ireland victims to have their say at Westminster:
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/pelvic-mesh-scandal-northern-ireland-victims-to-have-their-say-at-westminster-36236700.html