Medicine is supposed to be about risk/benefit. And the numbers here are important because the doctors told me that there have been estimated 4 million women worldwide have had mesh implanted. About 5 percent of them have complications. Well, that equals 200,000 people. And from reading about the complications, half of those people with complications require surgery. And the complications are very hard to get rid of. The one thing I was told: removing mesh from the human body is like getting bubblegum out of hair. Another analogy I heard was getting rebar out of concrete. So it’s a lifelong problem.” (https://news.wttw.com/2019/02/12/fda-assessing-risks-vaginal-mesh-amid-thousands-lawsuits).