The Healthcare and Youth Inspectorate has determined this after RIVM research. The mats are used against subsidence in the pelvic floor area and can be placed through the vagina or abdomen.
Because women can get various complaints after placement through the vagina, such as incontinence and pain during intercourse, the RIVM was the first to investigate these products.
The research institute finds ‘major shortcomings’ in the technical files of the mats. For example, data from other products has been used, without it being clear whether these products match.
The RIVM emphasizes that an incomplete file does not necessarily mean that something is wrong with the product. The research institute hopes to come later this year with the results of the research into pelvic floor mats placed through the abdomen.