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FIGO recruiting for Finance Co-ordinator

FIGO is currently recruiting for a Finance Co-ordinator (part-time, fixed term one year) to join its Finance Team. Download the job description and person specification here . Please send a cover letter and CV to figo@figo.org . Closing...

The International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics (IJGO) editorial team is recruiting for two positions

FIGO’s official journal, the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics (IJGO), is currently recruiting for two positions to join the small editorial team: an Editorial Assistant and a Manuscript Editor. Download the job descriptions and person specifications at the following links:...

Fighting Fistula: Building the Capacity of Fistula Surgeons

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) supports the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2015 (23 May 2015). Please click here to view the statement.

Cord milking ‘boosts the flow of blood in preterm babies’

Scientists have developed a technique that boosts the flow of blood from the umbilical cord into a preterm infant’s circulatory system. This helps to improve red blood cell levels and blood pressure in babies born by Cesarean section, the study showed. Published in the journal Pediatrics, the...

Support for new mums in England ‘being wound down’

Support services on offer to new mothers in England are dwindling, a UK-based newspaper has reported. The Guardian said that as a result of this, new mothers, especially first-time mums, face experiencing a very difficult year. This is because they will not benefit from expert advice and guidance...

Menopause-related antidepressants ‘may increase risk of bone fracture’

Women who take menopause-related antidepressants may be at a greater risk of experiencing a bone fracture, according to new research. The paper, published in the journal Injury Prevention, found that the impact the medication has on women can last for a few years after it was taken. Known as SSRIs...

UNAIDS: More needs to be done to tackle HIV in most affected countries

More needs to be done to tackle HIV in countries that are most affected by the virus, a new report has said. The study, from UNAIDS and the Lancet Commission, says that these countries need to focus their attention on stopping new HIV infections from happening and expand access to antiretroviral...

Sunlight ‘can boost fertility levels’

Greater exposure to sunlight can boost fertility levels in women, new research has found. The International Centre for Reproductive Health in Belgium reported that an extra dose of sunshine can increase the likelihood of conception by as much as a third. The team looked at the quality of eggs...

Better advice needed to highlight the dangers of drinking during pregnancy

There needs to be better advice on the dangers woman face when drinking alcohol during pregnancy, an expert has said. Sir Al Aynsley-Green, who was the first children’s commissioner for England between 2010 and 2015, said that recommendations made to pregnant women are often difficult to...

Human trial for HIV vaccine edging closer to reality

A possible vaccine for the HIV virus could soon become a reality, scientists have claimed. A series of recent studies claim the breakthrough could help to accelerate the human immune system so that it manages to keep up with the pace of the HIV infection. The potential vaccine has been broken up...

Domestic violence 'linked to chronic disease'

A new campaign is being rolled out across the US to raise awareness of the link between women's health and domestic violence. The project, known as Beyond the Bruises, is the work of the Society for Women’s Health Research, a non-profit organisation based in the US city of Washington, DC...

US state Georgia sees substantial disparities in maternal mortality rates

US state Georgia sees substantial disparities in maternal mortality rates Campaigners in the US state of Georgia claim there is a significant disparity in maternal mortality rates between white and African-American women. The Georgia Maternal Mortality Review Committee was created in 2014 to review...

HIV rates in Northern Ireland 'nearly double that of 10 years ago'

The number of people living in Northern Ireland with HIV has nearly doubled over the course of 10 years. This is according to experts, who claim the country has seen the largest proportional rise in new cases anywhere in the UK between 2000 and 2013. As well as recording a sharp rise in HIV, the...