Number of women in Australia who have had transvaginal mesh implants and related matters

28 March 2018

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018
ISBN 978-1-76010-701-7

View the report as a single document - (PDF 1019KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 93KB)

Types of devices and procedures

Chapter 2 - The impact of transvaginal mesh procedures (PDF 167KB)

The impact of mesh related health problems on women's lives
Successful outcomes using mesh

Chapter 3 - The extent of usage of transvaginal mesh implants in Australia (PDF 191KB)

The number of women who have received transvaginal mesh implants
The number of women who have experienced adverse events
Mesh removal
A national medical device register
Committee view

Chapter 4 - Diagnosis, treatment and support (PDF 190KB)

Informed consent
Diagnosis - selecting the right procedure for the right patient
Recognition of complications
Committee view

Chapter 5 - Responding to the evidence (PDF 222KB)

Regulation of the introduction and use of transvaginal mesh implants
Capturing and recording data
Improved clinical practice
Appropriate governance for the introduction of new devices and procedures
Addressing the needs of women living with mesh related complications
Concluding comments

APPENDIX 1 - Terms of Reference (PDF 8KB)
APPENDIX 2 - Public hearings (PDF 16KB)
APPENDIX 3 - Submissions and additional information received by the Committee (PDF 69KB)
APPENDIX 4 - Therapeutic Goods Administration – Urogynaecological mesh chronology (PDF 23KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3515