FDA Meeting – Surgical Mesh for Transvaginal Repair of Pelvic Organ Prolapse 

Public comments on surgical mesh for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse  [Docket No. FDA-2018-N-4395] My name is Cindy Pearson, and I am the executive director of the National Women’s Health Network. The National Women’s Health Network is a nonprofit advocacy organization that works to improve the health of all women. We bring the voices … Continued

When a Vagina Just Isn’t a Belly Button

Yesterday’s announcement that the FDA is requiring clinical trials of vaginal mesh used for pelvic organ prolapse is good news for women!  Until yesterday, women who were told by their physicians that their condition should be treated by implanting surgical mesh into the vagina had no reliable information about the risk of this procedure, because … Continued

Pelvic Organ Prolapse & Ending the Epidemic of Unnecessary Hysterectomies

One day around two years ago, while examining my body, I discovered a pelvic organ prolapse. Being a health researcher, I immediately started researching what I was facing. Two gynecologists I saw were ready to wheel me into surgery for a hysterectomy, and offered no alternatives, because I was menopausal, and therefore “do not need” … Continued