The mesh debate is a hot topic right now in the global pelvic health community. There are numerous associations and support groups that have been established to provide information on female pelvic health, however, many of these are funded by mesh manufacturers. They allude to giving a “voice” to those who suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction but are actually a front for pharmaceutical companies who need to get their message out to the end customer. That message – Mesh is safe. But is it really? In our Knowledge Portal, we show where mesh is implanted and we reference studies and information available on its efficacy. We believe in evidence based medicine and have kept a very open mind when preparing the data on this site. You won’t be provided with a “yes” or “no” answer to pelvic mesh, instead you will read frank information that is not based on the pharmaceutical profit-making agenda. This should empower you to make your own informed decision.
Given the level of corruption in health-care research, we have decided to conduct our own poll. This independent pelvic mesh poll gives a voice to those who have mesh implanted. We hope to show clearer picture on the efficacy of pelvic mesh repairs from the viewpoint of the patient. If you’ve had mesh (also called ribbon, tape, sling etc.) implanted to treat incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse, please add your voice to this poll. Doctors and specialists, please feel free to share this poll with your patients. Once we have reached 1000 entries in the poll, we will place real-time graphs right here on the homepage so you can see the results.