The NWHN’s Statement on the FDA Ordering Manufacturers of Surgical Mesh to Stop Selling Devices for Uterine Prolapse
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Testimony Delivered at the Meeting of the FDA Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee
Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition where any of the pelvic floor organs drop into or outside of the vaginal canal or anus. The most common causes of pelvic organ prolapse are pregnancy and childbirth. Other causes include constipation, hysterectomy, and chronic, long-term coughs.
Yesterday’s announcement that the FDA is requiring clinical trials of vaginal mesh used for pelvic organ prolapse is good news for women!