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Climate, environment and health - the link

In many of the world’s most vulnerable communities’ climate extremes, such as the recent Cyclone Idai, are widening health inequities...

ICPD at 25: SRHR takes centre stage

FIGO welcomes the UNCPD declaration reaffirming support for the Programme of Action.

Every woman’s right: a safe delivery

Although great strides have been taken to decrease the maternal mortality ratio, too many women across the globe are still dying as a result of complications during pregnancy and childbirth.

Maternal rights in a humanitarian crisis

The Chair of FIGO’s Committee on Human Rights, Refugees and Violence Against Women on how sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are critical...

FIGO members play a crucial role

As health professionals, FIGO’s members can play a crucial role in achieving quality Universal Health Coverage (UHC) ...

Cancer of the corpus uteri

FIGO's Updated Cancer Report (2018) addresses epidemiology, clinical management and new research into cancer of the corpus uteri (endometrial cancer)...

Evidence for Contraceptive options and HIV Outcomes

FIGO's Dr Anita Makins contributes to WHO Technical Consulation - Evidence for Contraceptive options and HIV Outcomes (ECHO) in Zambia...

Politics and Family Planning in Nepal

FIGO is proud to partner with the Nepal Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists ( NESOG ) in support of the Nepalese government’s pledge to extend family planning access in Nepal...

Poor WASH leaves women behind

Without access to water and basic hygiene, the progress being made towards cutting maternal mortality can only go so far.

Equal access to public services

Women and girls continue to face inequality in terms of access to the public services and healthcare they need. What are the barriers, and how do we address them?

Celebrating Women’s Health in Taiwan

FIGO President Elect Dr Jeanne Conry and Past President Prof. C.N. Purandare honoured at the 8th International Symposium of Taiwan Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology (TAOG).

Think Equal: obstetric fistula

Gillian Slinger, Senior Project Manager of FIGO’s Fistula Surgery Training Initiative addresses the inequity which leads to obstetric fistula, its devastating impact, and innovations that are making a difference...

Think Equal: women's health, Canada

Dr Jennifer Blake, Chief Executive Officer of the SOGC, reflects on extraordinary progress made towards a world in which no woman dies from cervical cancer.