The woman campaigning for a controversial operation to be outlawed after it left her in constant pain

A woman from March in Cambridgeshire is calling for a controversial operation designed to cure incontinence after childbirth to be suspended.

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency says it believes the benefits of the operation outweigh the risks.

But Kath Sansom says the procedure, known as TVT, has caused her painful side effects.

"As the days went by I had terrible pain in my groin, in my legs. It was so extreme, it rang alarm bells. I knew you should be over it very quickly; you were told it was this very easy operation."

– Kath Sansom

The government's healthcare watchdog says it sympathises with women who have suffered complications and it will continue to monitor their safety and performance.

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