FIGO Statements

FIGO Congress News: Ways To Prevent Unsafe Abortion

“Obstetricians and gynecologists are moving from being part of the problem to becoming part of the solution.” Every year some 19 million women around the world undergo induced abortions in unsafe conditions - of these, 97 percent take place in developing countries in Latin America, Africa and South...

FIGO Congress News: The FIGO-Gates Initiative On Maternal & Newborn Health

Imagine three Jumbo jets filled with pregnant women crashing daily

FIGO Congress News: FIGO Launches World Report On Women’s Health 2009

‘Reproductive And Sexual Health Rights: 15 Years After ICPD’ ‘Fifteen years after the groundbreaking 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), the FIGO World Report on Women’s Health 2009 takes stock of progress made and vital work still to be...

FIGO Congress News: Key Links Between Women’s Rights And Their Health

“It’s about the right to access the highest attainable standard of health, taking into consideration the circumstances and context of women’s lives …”

FIGO Congress News: FIGO Global Guidance For Cervical Cancer Prevention And Control

A highlight of the 19th World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics this year in Cape Town is the release of FIGO’s Global Guidance for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control (8 Oct 2009)...

FIGO Position Statement on Professional Standards

Professional standards: Interactions between obstetricians and gynecologists and other health professionals

FIGO Demands Action at Civil G8 Preparatory Meeting in Rome

More than 200 NGOs attend preparation summit in Rome

International Day of The Midwife - 5th May 2009

Midwives are integral in achieving global maternal and newborn health and in reaching Millennium Development Goals Four and Five, to reduce child and maternal mortality. They constitute a large percentage of the world’s skilled birth attendants and care for millions of women and newborns each...

FIGO Reaffirms Stance on Eliminating Female Genital Mutilation - International Day of Zero Tolerance of FGM February 6th, 2009

February 6th marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). On this day, the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics reaffirms its longstanding position that female genital mutilation is a harmful practice and that all girls and women deserve to live...

FIGO launches project to improve maternal and newborn health

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) is pleased to announce that it has received a US$10.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve the lives and health of women and newborns in the world’s most underserved regions...