Women's health newsfeed

FIGO aspires to be the Global Voice for Women's Health.

Check out our latest stories from throughout our 132 member societies, and related to our global programmes and advocacy work.

Think Equal: women's health, South Africa

Dr Priya Soma-Pillay, South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, on the barriers she sees to equal access of public services and sustainable infrastructure.

Month After Month: Period Poverty

Period poverty and poor menstrual hygiene negatively affect the life opportunities of women and girls everywhere

Being an inspiring woman in health

This month, FIGO has spoken with Assoc. Professor Christine Tippett AM, FIGO's Honorary Treasurer about the challenges she has faced as an inspiring woman in health throughout her successful career...

Women in Science: Young OBGYN

We spoke to the World Association of Trainees in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (WATOG) President, Atziri Ramirez Negrin, about her experience of being a woman in science.

Against the medicalisation of FGM/C

FIGO reiterates our strong statement against FGM/C. Suggesting that girls and women should be cut for medical reasons is a human rights violation.

Treating Cancer During Pregnancy

Scientific evidence of outcomes for women who develop cancer during pregnancy, including the effects of various types of treatment.

Statement on Health of Refugees and Migrants

FIGO presents our statement on the Draft global action plan, 2019–2023 promoting the health of refugees and migrants at the 144th WHO Executive Board Meeting...

Statement on Political Declaration on NCDs

FIGO presents our statement on Follow-up to the high-level meetings of the United Nations General Assembly on health-related issues at the 144th WHO Executive Board Meeting.