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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

New! ISUOG Outreach eBook for underserved regions

ISUOG (International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology) Outreach is proud to use the eBook 'Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology: A Practical Approach' for its Outreach projects. The eBook was launched in September 2014 during the Outreach Workshop in Barcelona and has...

Most mothers ‘criticised over parenting skills’

Some six out of ten mothers of children aged up to five-years-old report feeling criticised about parenting, according to a new report from the CS Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health at the University of Michigan, US. The report is based on responses from a national...

Researcher to ‘train virus to kill ovarian cancer’

A UK-based scientist is beginning work to establish whether a virus can be ‘trained’ to fight ovarian cancer. Senior lecturer at Cardiff University, UK, Dr Alan Parker will examine whether the Ad5 virus, which can cause airway infections, can be genetically modified to destroy cancer...

Kadcyla to be made available through NHS England

The drug trastuzumab emtansine - known as Kadcyla - is going to be made routinely available for patients in England, UK, with an advanced type of breast cancer. NHS England has announced that a discounted deal has been agreed with the drug manufacturer. This has been backed by the National...

Foetal immunity ‘develops in second trimester’

Scientists in Singapore have discovered that a foetus' immune system is established as early as the second trimester of pregnancy, and may be able to initiate immune responses independently of the mother's immune system. The researchers are from the Agency for Science, Technology and...

IJGO impact factor soars to 2.174!

FIGO's journal, the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics (IJGO), has seen its impact factor soar to 2.174, its highest ever! The journal’s ranking has also increased to 36/79 journals (up from 47/80). Visit the journal online. Follow IJGO on Twitter. Visit the IJGO Facebook...

Uterine fibroid embolisation ‘can help restore fertility’

A minimally invasive treatment could help restore fertility in women with uterine fibroids, according to a new study. Published in the journal Radiology, the research was conducted by Dr João Martins Pisco, from the Department of Interventional Radiology at Saint Louis Hospital in Lisbon,...

Menopause linked to lower back pain

A new study has suggested that menopause is associated with the severity of disc degeneration in the lumbar spine. The research was conducted by a group of researchers in China and have been published in an article in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). According...

Fever during pregnancy ‘may result in risk of autism’

Suffering from a fever during pregnancy could raise the risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children, according to a study led by scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, US. The research found the effect was most...

Common periodontal pathogen ‘may hinder conception’

A common periodontal pathogen may delay conception in women, according to a study conducted by the University of Helsinki, Finland. Previous studies have shown that periodontal diseases may be a risk for general health, but no data on the specific influence of periodontal bacteria on conception or...