Safe Abortion

Young people realising their rights

Recognising both the particular disadvantages that youth populations experience in realising their rights to sexual and reproductive healthcare, and working with them as equal partners for change.

FIGO at 65: every woman's choice

As FIGO celebrates 65 years as a federation, Dr Dorothy Shaw, FIGO Past President 2006-2009 looks back on her Presidency which was underpinned by a focus on sexual and reproductive rights.

Medically inaccurate language on abortion

FIGO has joined coalition of leading reproductive healthcare organisations demanding the BBC stop using the phrase "heartbeat bill" in its coverage of attempts in some US states to introduce six week abortion bans...

Ethical Responsibilities in Post-abortion care

FIGO statement on the Ethics of Post-Abortion Care, prepared by the FIGO Committee on Ethical and Professional Aspects of Human Reproduction and Women’s Health...

FIGO Fellowship in Brazil

Noémia Mapasse is currently specialising as an OBGYN in Mozambique and was invited to Brazil as part of the FIGO International Fellowship Programme. She tells us of her experience as a trainee.

Improving access to safe abortion

Unsafe abortion continues to be a major public health problem. An estimated 25 million abortions are performed unsafely each year, resulting in the death of an estimated 47,000 women.

Plans of action for all women

Marina Padilla de Gil, Regional Advisor for FIGO's Latin America Safe Abortion Project, discusses plans for Phase II of our Abortion Project...

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...

Empowering FIGO Member Societies

Prof. Guyo W. Jaldesa, FIGO ECSA Regional Coordinator, for initiative to prevent unsafe abortion writes about our recent Phase II Planning Workshop.

International group calls for better access to safe abortion

Almost half (45.1 per cent) of the 55.7 million abortions estimated to have occurred each year between 2010 and 2014 were unsafe, according to an international research group co-led by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Guttmacher Institute, US. They also found that the global proportion...