A MUM-of-two joined more than 100 a hundred women on a modern day suffragette rally against the use of mesh implants that cause shocking injuries.

Corinda Daw, from Harwich Road, Little Oakley, travelled to London on Tuesday to take part in the protest - held to tie in with the centenary of when women were first given the right to vote in the UK.

Campaign group Sling The Mesh staged the rally outside the House of Lords in a bid to stop the use of mesh currently used for pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence after childbirth.

The group says some women have been left in permanent pain, unable to walk or work.

Corinda had a trans-vaginal tape operation, using mesh, in 2013 after suffering mild incontinence since the birth of her son - now 19.

She said: “Straight away I had problems with it, I couldn’t pass water and had to self-catheterise and have ongoing pain.

“I get pain in my legs and pubic area and I’m very worried about it getting worse.

“Some women are totally disabled from it.

“It’s like having a ticking time bomb inside you.”

The 52-year-old added: “The mesh is made from polypropylene, the same plastic they make drinks bottles out of.

“It stiffens up and erodes and can cut into the bladder or bowel.

“Only four surgeons in the UK can take them out as it’s like trying to get hair out of chewing gum - it embeds in the nerves.

“I joined Sling the Mesh last September - we want the mesh banned so our daughters don’t have to suffer.”

While women protested, Lord Phillip Hunt inside the House of Lords asked why pelvic mesh was banned in New Zealand last year, but is still used routinely in the UK.

Corinda said: “There were more than 100 women protesting with placards and banners, but so many are so disabled they couldn’t get there.

“It was great to be there and put the point forward.

“People are starting to listen and a lot of women are turning it down now.

“I was told it was the gold standard treatment, but I would have been better off if I hadn’t had had it done.”

Kath Sansom, of Sling The Mesh, said: “A century ago Government heard the political voices of women, so in 2018 it is time they heard our voices to stop the biggest women’s health disaster since Thalidomide.

“We have women in the group who are suicidal, who don’t want to carry on because the pain is so intense - yet previously they led healthy lives.”