FIGO Statements

Review of statements on use of synthetic mesh

FIGO reviews published national recommendations on use of synthetic vaginal mesh to summarise and share important information about the risks involved.

Staffing requirements for delivery care

New FIGO Statement sets first international standards for clinical staffing of delivery care in maternity units.

Removal of glyphosate from global usage

Global research is underway to understand the potential impact of Glyphosate on human health.

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...

FIGO Statement on sexual violence in conflict, Sudan

FIGO calls attention to the deeply troubling reports from Sudan of sexual violence towards female doctors, as well as reported destruction of hospital property and threats towards health care personnel..

FIGO Releases New Guidelines to Combat Pre-Eclampsia

FIGO has today published, “The FIGO Initiative on Pre-eclampsia: A Pragmatic Guide for First-Trimester Screening and Prevention,” the first evidence-based global recommendations for first trimester screening and prevention of pre-eclampsia...

Statement on Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

FIGO presents our statement on the Director-General's report on Primary Health Care towards Universal Health Coverage at the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva...

Statement on Draft Strategy on health, environment and climate change

FIGO presents our statement on the Director-General's Draft Global Strategy on health, environment and climate change: the transformation needed to improve lives and well-being sustainable through healthy environments...

Statement on Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

FIGO presents our statement on the Director-General's report on further progress towards the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the 72nd World Health Assembly...