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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...

Fat metabolism may increase chances of breast cancer relapses

Residual tumour cells show changes in gene transcription and metabolism that can influence how cancerous cells synthesise and store fat, new findings show. A study from a research team led by Martin Jechlinger at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg found that alterations in fat...

Position of body fat can predict cancer risk

The position where women carry body fat could be as strong of an indicator of cancer risk as body mass index (BMI), a new study has indicated. Research from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) found that body size, BMI, waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio can all lead to...

FIGO Secretariat awarded SILVER by ‘Investors in the Environment’!

We started working with Investors in the Environment (IIE) towards reducing our impact on the environment in early 2016. We are now excited to announce that we have been awarded the ‘Silver’ level accreditation, scoring over 90 per cent in this category! We will now be putting all...

Latest FIGO Newsletter now online!

The May 2017 issue of the FIGO Newsletter is now available online. Please click here.

FIGO supports the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula (23 May 2017)

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

Financial worries can affect health of babies

Financial anxiety can have an adverse impact on the health of newborns, findings suggest. A study from Ohio State University found a link between monetary worries and low birth-weight babies, which can later suffer from long-term issues such as obesity and heart disease. Researchers advise...

Women risking health of newborns with needless scans, study shows

Women are putting the health of their unborn babies in jeopardy by agreeing to unnecessary scans, a new poll has suggested. The NHS currently offers scans at 12 weeks and 20 weeks in order to check the health of unborn children, but a poll from Channelmum.com found that nearly a third still pay for...

RCOG and FSRH release manifesto ahead of 2017 election

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) have published their manifesto ahead of the general election. It urges the government to consider a national maternity review, make improvements to planning services and support...

Breast cancer cells spread in gangs, study shows

When breast cancer cells spread, they move in units of tumor cells, a new study has indicated. Research from the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, found that many of the mutations driving recurrent tumours when they appear elsewhere were part of the original tumour. Many...

Financial worries can affect health of babies

Financial anxiety can have an adverse impact on the health of newborns, findings suggest. A study from Ohio State University found a link between monetary worries and low birth-weight babies, which can later suffer from long-term issues such as obesity and heart disease. Researchers advise...