Women's health newsfeed

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

Obesity 'may reduce postmenopausal brain function'

Obesity may relate to a reduced volume of gray matter in the brains of postmenopausal women, a new study has suggested.

UNFPA director calls for MDG 5 focus

Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Five - to improve maternal health – is "lagging furthest behind" as global nations attempt to improve the health of their populations, it has been clai...

UNFPA 'continuing to combat fistula'

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says more than 12,000 women around the world have received treatment since the introduction of its Campaign to End Fistula in 2003.

Australia to help fund female health care in Sri Lanka camps

The Australian Government has vowed to donate AUD $500,000 (£242,674) to a fund designed to provide health care to displaced women in war-torn areas of northern Sri Lanka...

Difference between rich and poor 'increasing'

Differences in income, life expectancy, and opportunities are greater now between the developed and developing world than at any time in recent history, it has been claimed.

Fistula ignorance 'a silent tragedy'

A common lack of public awareness and knowledge about obstetric fistulae in the developing world has been described as "a silent tragedy"...

The first Natural Pill has been launched

The world's first natural contraceptive pill has been launched, which promises to reduce the side effects associated with the current hormone therapy.

Cervical cancer jabs receives WHO approval

The World Health Organization (WHO) has granted pre-qualification status to a four-type human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, it has been announced.

'Publicity being gained' for maternal mortality threat

The United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA) says it is a positive development that the issue of high maternal mortality rates in the developing world is being discussed on a political stage and in the