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.

Statement on Health, Environment and Climate Change

FIGO presents our statement on Health, Environment and Climate Change at the 144th WHO Executive Board Meeting.

Statement on Primary Healthcare towards UHC

FIGO presents our statement on Primary Health Care towards Universal Health Coverage at the 144th WHO Executive Board Meeting.

Statement on Accelerating Cervical Cancer Elimination

FIGO presents our statement on Accelerating Cervical Cancer Elimination at the 144th WHO Executive Board Meeting.

Shortfall in health workers and the SDGs

Ensuring there are more jobs in the global health workforce may not seem a significant step towards ending poverty - but it could actually prove game-changing.

Psychosexual health and cancer

A study on psychosexual health in FIGO’s Updated Cancer Report 2018 shows how vital it is to treat every aspect of gynecologic cancer, not just the physical disease itself...

Global ovarian cancer rates rising

Ovarian cancer is the seventh most commonly occurring cancer in women and the eighth most common cause of death from cancer in women in the world. In 2018 there were 300,000 new cases.

Women and Children Need Better Data

Poor, inconsistent data could be seriously hindering progress towards better health and wellbeing worldwide - and the problem is particularly prevalent where women and children are concerned.

More surgeons for a fistula-free world

Two expert fistula surgeons on the power of the FIGO Fistula Surgery Training Initiative to end obstetric fistula.

NCDs: small changes, big impact

Co-chair of FIGO's Committee on Pregnancy and NCDs on an opportunity for addressing the NCD pandemic...