Environmental Health

Statement on Health, Environment and Climate Change

FIGO presents our statement on Health, Environment and Climate Change at the 144th WHO Executive Board Meeting.

Fertility and environmental health

An OBGYN's perspective on reproductive and environmental health activism - and how it changed her own outlook...

Early Exposures to Toxics

Reproductive and developmental environmental health: considering the risks from pre-conception to the first two years of life

FIGO announces new President-Elect

Jeanne Conry has the distinguished honour of being the second woman to hold the position of President-Elect since FIGO was founded in 1954

Environmental threats to human health

Research shows that whether we are concerned with reproductive health, cancer, infertility, neonatal and childhood health or neurodevelopment; toxic exposures are implicated.

Environmental factors facing women's health

Environmental factors have been strongly linked to women's ability to conceive and have a healthy pregnancy...

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,...

Common environmental toxin linked to brain development disorders in children

Exposing pregnant women and children to common thyroid-hormone-disrupting toxins could have serious implications for brain development. That is according to a new review from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Université Paris-Sorbonne in France. It found that many common chemicals...

Air pollution exposure during foetal life linked with impaired cognitive functions

A child could grow up with impaired cognitive functions if their mother was exposed to air pollution during pregnancy, a new study suggests. According to the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) in Spain and the Erasmus University Medical Center of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, air...

Climate change-related extreme heat may adversely affect pregnancy

New research has claimed that pregnant women are an important but largely overlooked group vulnerable to the effects of climate change-related extreme heat. The study was conducted by Dr Sabrina McCormick, of the Milken Institute School of Public Health (MPH) at George Washington University, US...