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FIGO/Chien-Tien Hsu Fellowship on Gynecologic Oncology

The Chien-Tien Hsu Research Foundation and FIGO have established a Fellowship on Gynecologic Oncology to enable young obstetricians and gynecologists - who are beginning a career in gynecologic oncology - to attend the FIGO World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and to visit a gynecologic...

Latest FIGO Newsletter now online!

The September 2017 issue of the FIGO Newsletter is now available online. Please click here . The FIGO President (centre) demonstrating the ‘FIGO Gyn Cancer Management’ app at the 25th Asian & Oceanic Congress of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (AOCOG), Hong Kong (June 2017), with the...

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

Early term babies ‘at greater risk of diabetes and obesity-related diseases’

Early term deliveries have an impact on babies' long-term health, resulting in an increased risk of diabetes and obesity-related illnesses, as well as shortened life spans. This is according to a new study by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel. An early term...

Latest issue of PPIUD Initiative Newsletter now online!

The latest FIGO Post-Partum IUD Initiative Newsletter is now available online !

FDA approves new drug to stop breast cancer returning

The FDA has approved a new drug that could help thousands of women in the US that have been diagnosed with a particular type of aggressive breast cancer. Nerlynx will soon be available to try and prevent cancer from returning when patients haven't responded to other treatment options. “...

High-fat diet in pregnant women could increase cancer risk

New research suggests that pregnant women who adopt a high-fat diet could be more at risk of developing cancer. The study, which observed pregnant female mice, found that exposure to a diet that got at least 41 per cent of its calories from fat were more prone to tumour growth. If the findings can...

New blood test could improve breast cancer survival rates

Women who are in the advanced stages of breast cancer could receive treatment that could extend their life, as scientists develop a test called "liquid biopsy". The method is able to detect the DNA of a tumour, identifying and tracking any changes in 13 different genes. These include some...

Kenyan girls to take anti-FGM app idea to Google HQ

Five girls from Kenya will fly to the Google HQ to showcase their idea for a mobile app that will help reduce the prevalence of FGM. The group have already met with the tech giant at its Nairobi offices but they will soon be flying to Google's Californian headquarters. As part of an...

Sharp increase in girls falling victim to FGM in Germany

There are a significant number of women in Germany who are at risk of undergoing FGM by their families, a women's rights group has warned. Terre des Femmes said there were currently more than 13,000 girls in the European country who will be forced into the procedure that involves the removal of...

Western sperm counts drop 60%

A new study into men's health has found that sperm counts have dropped by nearly 60 per cent in just under 40 years. The analysis blames this on 'modern life', saying that habits like smoking and eating a bad diet are having a significant impact on fertility chances. Published in the...

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...