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Latest FIGO Fistula Surgery Training Initiative Newsletter online!

The latest FIGO Fistula Surgery Training Initiative Newsletter is now online !

FIGO recruiting for new Conference Manager

FIGO is seeking to recruit a new Conference Manager (£40,000 to £45,000 per annum). It is the only organisation that brings together professional societies of obstetricians and gynecologists on a global basis. For over 60 years FIGO has collaborated with the world's top health and...

Misoprostol Dosage Chart - new release!

The new FIGO 2017 misoprostol-only dosage chart has been released! An update from the widely used 2012 chart detailing recommended dosages of misoprostol when used by itself for a variety of gynecological and obstetrical indications has been revised and expanded by an expert group and is now...

Canadian doctors having to repair FGM victims

New reports suggest that doctors across Canada are having to repair injuries inflicted on young women and girls during female genital mutilation (FGM) procedures. Records from the province of Ontario show that healthcare professionals are struggling to find the best course of action for the victims...

London's airports on high alert for FGM victims

Police are worried that London's airports will be used to transport young girls to another country to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). Officials will be looking in particular at flights to and from countries where the numbers of such procedures happening are the highest, with patrols...

Multiple IVF cycles improve fertility chances

A new study has shown that having more than one round of IVF can increase the chances of a couple having a baby. The research, published in the Medical Journal of Australia, analysed more than 56,000 women from Australia and New Zealand who underwent fertility treatment. It found that a third had a...

Shortage of suitable men causing spike in fertility-preservation treatment

A new study has revealed that more women are looking to preserve their eggs because they haven't found the right man to start a family with. The research, conducted by Yale University, US, found that “terrifying” demographic shifts have created a large deficit between the number of...

Cancer is now more likely than getting married

Research from Macmillan Cancer Support has shown that you are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than you are to get married. Figures from the group have revealed that there were 361,216 cancers diagnosed in 2014 in the UK, compared to 289,841 marriages. Having the disease is also more common...

Ovarian tissue freezing could be the new fertility treatment

Many women consider freezing their eggs to increase their chances of getting pregnant, but a new study suggests another option could be about to become more prominent. The research found that more than a third of women who freeze their ovarian tissue could go on to have children. Completed as an...

Japanese fertility crisis affecting retirement age

New figures reveal that many Japanese businesses are having to adjust their retirement ages to cope with the country's fertility crisis. Most companies require people to stop work at 60, with the option to go on for a further five years at reduced pay. This is a key part of Japan's 'job...

Cancer survivors have decreased fertility chances, study suggests

Women who have survived cancer are a third less likely to become pregnant than females who have never had any treatment. This is according to a study from a team at Edinburgh University, UK, which sheds some insight on the long-term impact the disease can have on fertility. It found that this...

Couples being driven abroad for IVF

Many couples are being forced to go overseas to have IVF treatment, as NHS cutbacks make it more unlikely they will be able to get the support where they live. A report from Fertility Clinics Abroad found that restrictions in British healthcare are leading to a boom in "fertility tourism...

Women with severe period pain could be at risk of fertility problems

A new study has shown that women who struggle with severe period pain could experience fertility problems, the New Scientist reports. Females who have bad pain could be suffering from endometriosis, a condition that can be hard to diagnose. It's estimated that around one in every ten women have...