FIGO Joint Statements

FIGO shouts 'No against Violence for Women'

Today at FIGO World Congress in Rio we launched the FIGO Global Declaration on Violence Against Women.

50-year anniversary of a maternal health breakthrough

Dubai, UAE, 9 April 2018: The upcoming FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) Regional Congress of Middle East and Africa (11 – 13 April, Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first use of Anti-D Immunoglobulins to...

PerkinElmer collaborates with FIGO to help combat pre-eclampsia

PerkinElmer sponsors FIGO’s NCD Committee to support healthcare community in addressing pregnancy-related diseases. Click here for the press release ...

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...