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.

Age and treatment 'may impact upon cervical cancer cells'

A new study has highlighted some of the factors that may affect the development or recurrence of cervical cancer.

Pregnant women and newborns 'most at risk from flu'

More planning must be done to ensure pregnant women and newborns receive priority treatment in the event of a flu pandemic, it has been claimed.

Unicef Pakistan expresses displacement concerns

Unicef Pakistan has expressed "deep concern" for the situation of displaced people – including mothers and their newborns – in the north-west of the country...

Swaziland females 'at risk of abuse'

Sexual violence against female minors in the state of Swaziland is linked to lifetime STD contraction, pregnancy complications or miscarriage, unwanted pregnancy and depression, according to a new rep

Enzymes 'influence fertility levels'

Two enzymes called extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK1 and ERK2) are "critical factors" in a pathway that induces ovulation and other key ovarian functions, new research has suggest...

More practitioners 'embracing robotic gynaecology'

More obstetrics and gynaecology practitioners in the US are conducting minimally-invasive surgery aided by robotic technology, it has been reported.

UNPFA supporting displaced pregnant women in Sri Lanka

The United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA) is stepping up its support for the health and safety of women and girls affected by the ongoing conflict in Sri Lanka.

Aid efforts 'must continue despite downturn'

The global economic crisis cannot be used as an excuse for reducing the amount of financial aid provided to people in the developing world, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Many induced labours 'should be avoided'

A new study suggests there may not be sound medical grounds for using drugs or other measures to induce labour, it has been reported.

Blood transfusion unavailability 'threatens lives in Nigeria'

Pregnant women are continuing to die in Nigeria due to inadequate blood transfusion availability at the point of delivery, it has been claimed.