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FIGO supports International Day of the Midwife 2017

Statement from the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) on the International Day of the Midwife 2017. Please click here to view the statement.

New evidence suggests low-cost drug should become frontline response for major blood loss after childbirth

More than 100,000 women globally die each year from severe bleeding after childbirth. A major trial of 20,000 women found that a low-cost drug called tranexamic acid reduced deaths due to bleeding by a third. If this treatment is used quickly, it could save the lives of thousands of new mothers...

Latest FIGO Fistula Surgery Training Initiative Newsletter online!

The latest FIGO Fistula Surgery Training Initiative Newsletter is now online . Click here to subscribe.

Latest issue of PPIUD Initiative Newsletter now online!

The latest FIGO Post-Partum IUD Initiative Newsletter is available here . The Newsletter is produced four times a year, to keep you informed about the activities and progress of the Initiative. Subscribe now to receive the Newsletter directly to your inbox.

FIGO supports International Women's Day 2017

International Women’s Day (IWD) - a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future - is celebrated on 8 March each year. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) supports its valuable objectives. Please click...

FIGO Committee for Women’s Health and Human Rights launches women's health campaign!

NEW! March 2017 A world-wide international campaign for women’s health has been conceived by the FIGO Committee for Women’s Health and Human Rights. It aims to raise awareness among the general public regarding important areas of gynecology and obstetrics. Please click here. You are...

New!: Vaginal progesterone reduces the rate of preterm birth, neonatal complications and death in twin gestations with a short cervix

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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...

FIGO reaffirms support for 2017’s International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (6 February 2017)

The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) - held each 6 February - encourages global awareness of FGM/C and promotes its eradication. Please click here to view the statement. View FIGO’s film on FGM...