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.

HPV rates are going down

The linking of a virus to some cases of cervical cancer development and the introduction of a vaccine to prevent it has been one of the biggest medical breakthroughs of our time.

Celebrating 50 years of Rh prevention; successes and failures

Anti-D Immunoglobulins have nearly eradicated HDFN in the developed world. However.....

FIGO shouts 'No against Violence for Women'

Today at FIGO World Congress in Rio we launched the FIGO Global Declaration on Violence Against Women.

Nobel Prize winner addresses FIGO

Nobel Peace Prize winning gynaecologist and human rights activist Dr Denis Mukwege addresses his colleagues at the FIGO World Congress 2018

FIGO Global Declaration on Hyperglycemia in Pregnancy

Today at FIGO World Congress the FIGO Pregnancy and NCD's Committee was pleased to launch: FIGO Global Declaration...

Violence against women and girls

During FIGO World Congress 2018 in Rio de Janiero there will be a number of high profile sessions and activities highlighting Violence Against Women - a major global issue.

New approaches to postpartum depression

Organisations are beginning to recognise the need to address maternal mental health - but research suggests they should view it as a marathon, not a sprint. Postpartum depression is a frequently overlooked issue, often passed off as 'the baby blues', or blamed on simple hormonal surges by...

My experience with FGM

A tremendous number of girls in Africa are denied the chance to reach their full potential because of a very harmful practise: FGM/C.

The Power of Providers

Invest in girls and women. Break down the silos. You have the power – so use your voice...