Safe Abortion

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.

FIGO Statement for International Safe Abortion Day

FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) is celebrating and supporting International Safe Abortion Day on September 28th 2019. FIGO regards reproductive choice, including access to safe abortion services, as a basic and non-negotiable tool for ensuring the human rights of every...

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...