FIGO Joint Statements

Non-medical gender-biased sex selection - a joint ICM-FIGO statement

Non-medical gender-biased sex selection A joint statement from the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) and the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO). Please click here to view the statement. French version Spanish version

Professional associations affirm commitment to improving quality of maternal and newborn health care

Health care professional associations (including FIGO), at the launch of the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, have endorsed four joint statements calling all their member associations to assume a critical leadership role in advocating and implementing...

'Together We Can': 3 in 4 maternal, newborn and young child deaths occur in just 20 countries, report reveals

75% of all maternal, newborn and child deaths occur in just 20 countries. The major causes of death are largely preventable, a new report reveals The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), the International Council of Nurses...

Kangaroo Mother Care Joint Statement

FIGO endorses Joint Statement - acceptance and promotion of kangaroo mother care (KMC) by professional associations is critical for its accelerated use to save newborn lives and improve outcomes globally.

Expanding Contraceptive Choice for Adolescents and Youth to Include Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

The Global Consensus Statement: Expanding Contraceptive Choice for Adolescents and Youth to Include Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (20 October 2015) is endorsed by FIGO. Please click here to view the statement.

A joint statement on story about women choosing to be circumcised

The Intercollegiate FGM Group , along with the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), have read the article on why some women choose to be circumcised published on 8 April 2015. We are extremely concerned by the way FGM is...

Health bodies demand zero tolerance on FGM by all health personnel, and pledge to be at the forefront of the generation where FGM ends

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Joint Statement on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) - 6 Feb 2015

UNFPA, UNICEF, the International Confederation of Midwives and the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics A call to action for health workers around the world to mobilise against FGM. Please click here to view the statement (also available in French, Spanish and Arabic).

Targets and Strategies for Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality Consensus Statement

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ICM and FIGO launch joint statement on the use of misoprostol for the treatment of postpartum haemorrhage

On the occasion of International Women’s Day (8 March), the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) and the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) are pleased to launch a joint statement on the use of misoprostol for the treatment of postpartum haemorrhage...