Devices and Meshes for the Surgical Treatment of Prolapse and IncontinenceEthical Principles for Introducing Device and/or Mesh Use Into Your PracticeANDERSON, EMILY E. PhD, MPHAuthor Information Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics, Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois The author declares that there is nothing to disclose. Correspondence: Emily E. Anderson, PhD, MPH, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics, Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: June 2013 - Volume 56 - Issue 2 - p 232–237 doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e31828563e3 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract Limited evidence and regulatory gaps complicate decisions regarding the use of mesh devices in the surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Although a manufacturer may have legal permission to market a product, this does not automatically mean that any use of the product is safe and effective. Therefore, surgeons are responsible for setting their own ethical standards when introducing new devices or technologies into their practice. This article outlines ethical principles to guide decisions concerning introducing mesh into your practice. © 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.