Stress urinary incontinence is a condition in which sudden movements put stress on the bladder, causing urine to leak out involuntarily. While there are several types of incontinence, stress urinary incontinence is the most common, affecting 1 in 3 women, many of them after childbirth.

Tension-free vaginal tape or TVT is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves placing a ribbon-like strip of mesh under the urethra to provide support whenever you stress this area, such as during a cough or sneeze. More than 90% of women after treatment with TVT have no or significantly less urinary leakage when questioned more than 10 years after the procedure.