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Removing shackles of abortion restrictions in Ireland

The landslide campaign victory in the Irish referendum paves the way for compassion and care to govern women's reproductive health...

False websites claiming to be FIGO 2018

We strongly recommend that anyone attending the FIGO World Congress uses ONLY the official website for registration and accommodation requests

Family planning is a human right

The ability for women to choose how many children they want, and when they want to have them - if at all - is a human right.

Wellbeing of Women’s Scholarships & Fellowships round now open

The Wellbeing of Women awards fund the brightest and best future stars in women’s reproductive health...

Preserving female fertility

There are techniques that give a reasonable chance to protect women’s fertility following chemotherapy or radiotherapy...

A global imperative for Universal Health Coverage

New report 'Delivering quality health services - A global imperative for universal health coverage' highlights global deficiencies in health services...

Respecting women's human rights

Stephen Munjanja, member of FIGO's Women's Health and Human Rights committee, explains how their recent plans will be of particular benefit to Zimbabwe...

UN interactive hearing on NCDs

FIGO participated in the United Nations interactive Civil Society hearing on the prevention and control of NCDs on 5 th July, at the UN headquarters in New York.

India has achieved groundbreaking success

WHO commends India for its groundbreaking progress in recent years in reducing the maternal mortality ratio.

Improving rights-based family planning

Hear from Lucy Asaba, Uganda, on the importance of investing in rights-based, multidimensional approaches to contraception in Uganda.

New drug formulation could save more lives after postpartum haemorrhage

An altered drug to prevent excessive bleeding following childbirth could result in thousands of women’s lives being saved in low and lower-middle-income countries. This is according to a study led by the World Health Organization (WHO). Currently, WHO recommends oxytocin as the first method...

Record number of presenters set for FIGO World Congress

FIGO is delighted to announce that 2066 abstracts have been received for the XXII FIGO World Congress 2018 – the highest number in the history of the World Congress...

Air pollution exposure 'not linked to ADHD'

Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy may not be linked to an increased risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other symptoms of hyperactivity in children, according to new research. The study was carried out at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Spain,...