FIGO news

Women’s access to quality health care at every age

FIGO's alignment with the Beijing Platform for Action, aiming to increase women's access to appropriate, affordable and quality health care throughout the life cycle...

Accelerating Family Planning in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is on a journey towards universal family planning, and 26 th September 2019 was a major milestone: the first official event recognising World Contraception Day.

Link between Maternal health and NCDs

FIGO release new recommendations on postpartum follow-up care for women with complications in pregnancy, who face a greater risk long-term of developing non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease or Type 2 diabetes.

Safe abortion is healthcare

Through our advocacy programmes, FIGO and National Member Societies are active voices for women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights at the global and national levels...

Reducing Unsafe Abortion in Kenya: Where are We?

A court ruling has been made in support of reducing unsafe abortion in Kenya.

Sir Arul, Postpartum Family Planning Champion

FIGO Past President Sir Prof Sabaratnam Arulkumaran shares his vision for postpartum family planning, and his commitment to women’s health and rights...

PPIUD added to Kenyan Nursing Scope of Practice

Postpartum IUD service provision added to Kenyan Nursing Scope of Practice, strengthening long-term sustainability of partnerships and family planning access.

Sustainable Postpartum Family Planning in Tanzania

Students across three regions in Tanzania will now receive up-to-date training and assessment in postpartum family planning, thanks to the work of FIGO’s PPIUD Initiative...

Political Declaration of the High Level Meeting on UHC

FIGO's voice was heard ahead of the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage: moving together to build a healthier world ...

HIV risk no barrier to contraceptive choice

New WHO guidelines expands contraceptive choice for women at high risk of HIV