- LatestUnicef says communities 'key' to ending FGM in Africa
- LatestNigerian midwifery scheme has 'tremendously reduced' maternal deaths
- LatestMaternal mortalities 'on the rise' in Belgaum, India
- Latest‘People to People’ announces obstetrics and gynecology delegations to India and Costa Rica
- LatestNew to download: FIGO Newsletter, May 2013
- Latest‘Midwives key in the fight against maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality’
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
In a statement released to commemorate the Day of the African Child 2013, Unicef has said that efforts to engage entire communities are critical to combating female genital mutilation (FGM) on the continent.
Maternal and newborn health in Nigeria has been significantly improved since the introduction of the Midwives Service Scheme (MSS) in 2010, new statistics show.
The number of maternal deaths in Belgaum district, Karnataka, India, is reportedly rising - a trend put down to the absence of medical experts at community health centres and the district general hospital.
In 2011-12, the area recorded a total of 83 maternal deaths. For 2012-13, the number increased to 98.
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™
Career opportunities, fellowships and training courses
New vacancy at International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF): Senior Adviser, Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Service Delivery
Deadline for applications: Friday 21 June 2013
FIGO Africa Regional Conference, 2-5 October 2013, Addis Ababa
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