FIGO COVID-19 Resource Hub

FIGO is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic. Please find a range of resources from our providers around the world.

Minimal Access Surgery is Essential

This week FIGO has spoken with Dr JD Villegas from FECOLSOG, Colombia, and Chair of our Minimal Access Surgery Committee, on why Minimal Access Surgery (MAS) is so essential to women’s health...

Statement - minimal access gynecological surgery

Statement from the FIGO Committee on Minimal Access Surgery.

Review of statements on use of synthetic mesh

FIGO reviews published national recommendations on use of synthetic vaginal mesh to summarise and share important information about the risks involved.

Classification of Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorders

“It is pivotal to improve the accuracy of PAS diagnosis. FIGO’s new classification for the clinical diagnosis of PAS disorders will improve understanding and reduce overtreatment and diagnosis-related anxiety for many patients. By tackling the confusion of diverse descriptions, and...

Cancer of the corpus uteri

FIGO's Updated Cancer Report (2018) addresses epidemiology, clinical management and new research into cancer of the corpus uteri (endometrial cancer)...

C-Sections: How to Stop the Epidemic

FIGO publishes six clear steps for C-section reduction in new series with The Lancet

Caesarean Section Rates Going Up

Our President, Professor CN Purandare, recently spoke at the 61 st All India Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in January where he expressed his concern at the rising rates of caesarean sections.

New study highlights risk factors associated with C-section infections

New research has identified a number of risk factors that may increase the likelihood of an infection during a caesarean section delivery, some of which are potentially avoidable. The University of Florida Health Jacksonville team carried out a retrospective chart review of 90 C-section deliveries...

Inducing labour at 39 weeks lowers likelihood of c-section and other risks

Inducing first-time mothers at 39 weeks lowers the risk of cesarean delivery and other serious complications, compared to those induced after 41 weeks, a new study claims. Using data collected by the National Institute of Health on 100,000 patients, researchers at the University of South Florida...