About our work
Revised Date: 12 June 2016
About our work
TVT Mum provides help and support to men and woman who are experiencing severe health problems and complications from the medical devices Trans-vaginal Tension Free Tape (TVT), Tension Free Vaginal Tape Obturator (TVT-O), TransObturator (TOT) and other medical devices using surgical polypropylene synthetic mesh for hernia's, prolapse, stress urinary incontinence and other bladder and bowel disorders.
We are here to bring attention and awareness through our campaign work to the regulatory bodies within the Medical World there is a critical health situation and we need big changes to the current system concerning these medical device implants. We have a support group to help those facing mesh related complications and to let them know they're not alone! Our volunteers work unpaid and we provide a help-line.
We are very concerned the medical devices Trans-Vaginal Tension Free Tape (TVT), Trans-vaginal Tension Free Tape (Mini TVT-Secur), Trans-vaginal Tape Obturator (TVT-O), and Trans-vaginal Tape Obturator (TOT) for Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and flat surgical mesh related products for Prolapse and Hernias have caused thousands of men and women significant damage to their health and quality of life.
For years there are many people who were not given a fully informed consent or choice of treatments by their consultants. Due to very lax regulatory controls on TVT/Mesh medical devices coming onto the market our research indicates the manufacturers did not do any long term human Randomised Control Trials (RCT’s) unfortunately they used us as their guinea pigs and experiments without our consent. The consultants only offered their patients TVT/Meshes as a first choice of treatment for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) even for mild incontinence. We later found out through research and confirmed by a medical expert ‘most of the time surgical intervention is totally unnecessary’ this is the same with flat surgical mesh for prolapse and hernias. We were not given a fully informed consent and we were not offered any other alternative treatments.
Since 2008 our extensive research indicates surgical synthetic mesh is not inert for the human body it is a foreign object inside us causing contamination in the female and male genital area of the human body with constant urinary tract infections (UTI) plus many other uncomfortable symptoms.
A big thank you to everyone for helping to get the word out and for your continued support.
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