Today, I am holding a Westminster Debate on the use of Mesh Implants.
Mesh surgery is a medical procedure used to treat incontinence and prolapse in women, often as a result of childbirth. An increasing number of women have reported suffering from complications after mesh surgery including debilitating pain, infection, inflammation, loss of sex life and mobility issues.
In conjunction with Sling the Mesh campaign group, the All Party Parliamentary Group has organised a meeting straight after the debate with mesh-injured women, clinicians and MPs to discuss mesh surgery and its risks.
I’m delighted to have secured a debate on this very important issue. I was first alerted to the issue of mesh complications after a constituent contacted me who had been suffering in silence for years. Since calling for this debate my email inbox has been filling up with emails from men and women across the country telling me their horrific stories after having mesh implanted.
I hope that the government will take action and heed Labour’s call for a public inquiry into the use of mesh