History in the Making Petition by Meshies United UK Group.
I would like to introduce myself. My name is Teresa Hughes The Owner and Founder of The Meshies United Group in the United Kingdom. I originate from Liverpool, Merseyside, England, the home of The Beatles and Liverpool Football Club. I had an operation for stress incontinence and the mesh medical device transobturator tape was inserted. This operation took place in April 2006 and ever since this operation I have suffered with severe groin pain and leg pain.
We are a voluntary support group based in The United Kingdom who comfort and support one another through what have become difficult times for all. We have made history by being the first support group in The United Kingdom to hand over a petition to Number 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister’s residence. We have asked the government to reveal to us the number of transvaginal mesh operations that have taken place in The United Kingdom and the number of transvaginal mesh (tvt) removals. We also asked the government what are they going to do about the amount of serious complications that have arisen through the use of this mesh medical device.
This petition was handed in on the 26 January 2012. I have also held talks with The Honourable Shaun Woodward, my Member of Parliament at Westminster in London. My member of parliament Mr. Shaun Woodward tabled 5 questions to The Health Secretary of State at Parliament, England and the answers to these questions were related back to me in a hard copy and were also put into The Hansard Book in Parliament, England.
This is history in the making.