The Newcastle Herald shows how a global women's health catastrophe started in Australia

Updated August 24 2017 - 12:55pm, first published May 4 2017 - 9:30am

Since 2014 the Newcastle Herald’s Joanne McCarthy has reported on how transvaginal mesh devices to treat women’s incontinence were developed in Australia and Sweden; how an Australian-invented incontinence device was cleared for use in America to treat prolapse; how device manufacturers developed more transvaginal prolapse devices, and how tens of thousands of women around the world suffered serious to catastrophic injuries until regulators belatedly acted.

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