Boston Scientific’s View On Vaginal Mesh Safety

Media reports have recently raised questions about our urogynecological mesh products, sometimes referred to as vaginal mesh. These headlines can be worrisome and we want to reassure you that patient safety is our number one priority. We recognize you may have questions and we’re here to answer them.

Our mesh products meet rigorous internal safety standards as well the standards of the FDA and other regulatory bodies, and international standards. We are dedicated to using quality materials in all of our medical products and have tested them extensively.
The importance of these treatment options for women who suffer from pelvic floor disorders has recently been commented on by the American Urogynecological Society, an authority on the treatment of women’s pelvic health.i Read the group’s statement by clicking here.
Polypropylene material has been used in medical procedures for more than 50 years, including in hernia repair and surgical sutures.ii Polypropylene material has been used in millions of patients and by surgeons worldwide.iii

Information for patients

Urogynecological mesh made with polypropylene may be an effective treatment option for women living with stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Nearly one million women have been successfully treated with Boston Scientific’s mesh.


Information for physicians

Recent media reports inaccurately reported many facts about our mesh products.


A message from CEO Mike Mahoney

Patient health, safety and peace-of-mind are what matters to us at Boston Scientific. A recent television segment may have been worrisome to women who have urogynecological mesh implants, or may be considering them to treat pelvic floor disorders. Our goal is to answer your questions and provide accurate information. Hear more about the facts on our mesh products from our Chairman and CEO, Mike Mahoney.