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'Sling the mesh' campaign welcomes parliamentary debate

A mesh implant which is used to treat incontinence after childbirth. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A Cambridgeshire mother campaigning against a medical procedure that's left many women in crippling pain, has welcomed a debate in parliament on its use.

Wisbech Journalist Kath Sansom was given a mesh implant to treat incontinence after childbirth. She has been calling for its use to be stopped. Now MPs are debating the procedure.

Watch a short interview with Kath Sansom.

I've been in the campaign for three years, other women have been campaigning since 2007.

This is the first time we've 100% been taken seriously across all party groups so we have a proper debate on surgical mesh.

– Kath Sansom, Sling the mesh campaigner
Parliament debates the use of surgical mesh. Credit: ITV News Anglia