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Welcome to FIGO
FIGO - the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics - is the only organisation that brings together professional societies of obstetricians and gynecologists on a global basis.
Currently it has member societies in 125 countries or territories.
Information & updates
View the latest FIGO statements, joint statements, resources, publications and articles from the International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics (IJGO).
Top women's health news
Some 14,000 villagers representing 20 communities have taken part in a ceremonial vow to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced child marriage in Niger.
School-age girls in London are "already being prepared" to leave the country so that they can undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) during the summer holidays, junior minister for international development Lynne Featherstone has warned.
The global rate of decline in maternal mortality rates, which is currently recorded at three per cent per year, will "need to double" in order to reach the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 target, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.
Ensuring high quality clinical training for the care of women with obstetric fistula
Improving the lives and health of women and newborns in the world's most underserved regions.
Advocating for and disseminating evidence-based information on misoprostol for post-partum haemorrhage for providers and clinical policy makers.
Helping to implement key strategies towards the prevention of unsafe abortion.
The FIGO Fertility Tool Box™
Coming up ...
Career opportunities, fellowships and training courses
FIGO Africa Regional Conference, 2-5 October 2013, Addis Ababa
World Congress 2015
FIGO Cancer Report (2012) now available
Watch our film
View excerpts from 'The Cutting Tradition', a FIGO/Safehands collaboration. Shot in five countries - Burkina Faso, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia and the UK - and narrated by actress Meryl Streep, it highlights the complex social, religious, cultural and economic issues that underpin the ongoing practice of FGM.
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International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics (IJGO)
Cervical Cancer Sub-Committee
View its latest publications: Global Guidance for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control