FIGO Joint Statements

Medically inaccurate language on abortion

FIGO has joined coalition of leading reproductive healthcare organisations demanding the BBC stop using the phrase "heartbeat bill" in its coverage of attempts in some US states to introduce six week abortion bans...

FIGO Statement on health of refugees and migrants in Colombia

FIGO Statement on health of refugees and migrants in Colombia FIGO advocates on a global stage for increased focus on the health and wellbeing of refugee and migrant women and girls, recognising that their specific health needs do not change when they are displaced. Colombia has received...

Emergency Contraceptive Pills

Emergency contraception refers to contraceptive methods that can be used to prevent pregnancy after sexual intercourse.

The growing burden of diabetes and its consequence for women

FIGO-IDF Joint Statement and Declaration on Hyperglycemia in Pregnancy The growing burden of diabetes and its consequence for women On 6 December 2017, FIGO agreed and signed an important joint statement with the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) at its biennial international Congress , which...

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

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...

'Together We Can': 3 in 4 maternal, newborn and young child deaths occur in just 20 countries, report reveals

75% of all maternal, newborn and child deaths occur in just 20 countries. The major causes of death are largely preventable, a new report reveals The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO), the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), the International Council of Nurses...

Kangaroo Mother Care Joint Statement

FIGO endorses Joint Statement - acceptance and promotion of kangaroo mother care (KMC) by professional associations is critical for its accelerated use to save newborn lives and improve outcomes globally.

Expanding Contraceptive Choice for Adolescents and Youth to Include Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

The Global Consensus Statement: Expanding Contraceptive Choice for Adolescents and Youth to Include Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (20 October 2015) is endorsed by FIGO. Please click here to view the statement.

A joint statement on story about women choosing to be circumcised

The Intercollegiate FGM Group , along with the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), have read the article on why some women choose to be circumcised published on 8 April 2015. We are extremely concerned by the way FGM is...