FIGO and WATOG launch essay competition for trainees


FIGO is pleased to announce a new essay-writing competition for trainee OBGYNs, in partnership with the World Association of Trainees in Obstetrics and Gynecology (WATOG). 

Coordinated by FIGO’s Committee on Contraception, the competition will run from 1 July until 15 August 2022, and the call for essays is on the topic “Innovations in Contraception for Global Reproductive Health”.  

Contraception is a fundamental aspect of every sexual and reproductive health conversation. Contraception not only prevents unplanned pregnancies but also provides many benefits. FIGO's Contraception Committee is working actively to enhance the voice of FIGO’s member societies and health care partners with education and research implementation. We want our member societies to advocate for global contraceptive access. One of FIGO’s core values is to strengthen the communication with members and partners across all nations to work towards a shared goal of improving women’s health globally. FIGO has always promoted innovation within and with other sectors to enhance the experience of global reproductive health. 

Contribute to FIGO’s campaign for World Contraception Day 2022 

This essay competition will form part of FIGO’s 2022 World Contraception Day campaign. Winning submissions will be published on FIGO’s website and social media channels during the campaign.  

FIGO’s Committee on Contraception wants to encourage the next generation of providers to think about innovations in contraception for the future of global reproductive health. We want to hear from you, engage you in this important conversation and make you a part of our World Contraception Day activities. 

- Dr Aparna Sridhar, Chair of FIGO’s Committee on Contraception 

Dr Sridhar knows that conversations around innovation is key for the future of global contraception access. She explains that “we specifically wanted the next generation of providers to be a part of FIGO’s path to success by participating on our World Contraception Day campaign, exploring how innovation has a place in the future of sexual and reproductive health. We are thrilled to collaborate with WATOG for this campaign and are excited to read all the fantastic submissions. We hope that this opportunity will be shared widely to make our World Contraception Day campaign a success!” 

Essays should be no more than 500 words in length, and submitted online along with a suitable image for publication (between 1-2MB). The deadline for submission is Monday 15 August 2022 at 23:59 UTC+1 (UK time). 

Take part in FIGO and WATOG's essay writing competition.

Good luck!