How to join FIGO


Membership is open to the national society or national federation of any country / territory representing obstetricians and gynecologists.

If your society is not yet affiliated to FIGO and you wish to apply on behalf of your organisation, the criteria for membership are as follows:                                              


First point of contact
Please get in touch with Anthony Lumley, Membership Services Manager, if you have
any queries.


  • A completed application form (available in EnglishFrench and Spanish - see  accompanying information sheets below*)
  • An official letter signed by the President of the society or association
  • A report on the activities of the society or association carried out in the preceding 12 months
  • A copy (in English, French or Spanish) of your Constitution and Bye-Laws
  • A list of names and contact details (including email addresses) of your Council/Board
  • A complete list of names and contact details of members of the society or association
  • A declaration of the society’s or association’s intention to abide by the Constitution of FIGO
  • An undertaking to make financial contributions to FIGO in such form and within such time limits, as may be decided by FIGO

English application form 

French application form

Spanish application form 

How to apply

FIGO Officers review applications. Assuming they are supportive, applications are reviewed by the FIGO Executive Board at its annual meeting.

Applications found to comply with FIGO’s regulations and objectives will be submitted by the Executive Board to the FIGO General Assembly, with a recommendation for official ratification.

The General Assembly takes place every three years at FIGO World Congress.

Between provisional acceptance by the Executive Board and official ratification at the General Assembly, the applying society or association will receive the full benefits available to FIGO members.

National societies or associations wishing to apply for membership of FIGO must post the above documents to the FIGO President at the FIGO Secretariat:

FIGO House, Suite 3, Waterloo Court, 10 Theed Street, London SE1 8ST, UK