Mesh implants to treat incontinence are being stopped immediately in hospitals across England after the Government stepped in just days after launching a safety review.
A leading pain specialist has called for action to help women experiencing pain after mesh implants, some who suffer so badly, they consider suicide.
Campaigners are calling for the Government to suspend pelvic mesh implants while a national recall contacts every woman who has had an operation using the plastic devices.
Emily Downing-Smith, of Haddenham, is a second year journalism student at Sheffield University.
A warning has been sent to the medical community to pull their heads out of the sand after a surgeon dismissed the mesh implant scandal as a small minority suffering.
The Government has agreed to carry out a national audit to determine the extent of problems caused by women’s mesh implants.