AUGS and SUFU leaders jointly developed a Position Statement on Mesh Midurethral Slings (MUS) for Stress Urinary Incontinence which has been approved by the Boards of both societies. The statement strongly supports the use of the mid-urethral sling in the surgical management of stress urinary incontinence. With this statement we hope to clarify the confusion that has resulted from the advertisements by lawyers recruiting women with transvaginal mesh placed for both prolapse and incontinence. I strongly encourage you to read it and share it with your patients and colleagues.
The AUGS/SUFU MUS task force continues to work on a tool kit which will also include Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) for patients and Talking Points for Providers.