Use Caution When Considering Surgical Mesh for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

The FDA has reclassified surgical mesh from a moderate-risk to a high-risk device for treating POP.

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is caused by weakened support structures that keep a woman’s vagina, uterus, bladder, rectum, and other pelvic organs in place. POP affects up to 50 percent of women over the age of 50, but it can occur earlier in life, and the condition also can develop in men. At its worst, […]

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