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.

Pregnancy exercise 'improves health of baby'

Regular exercise during pregnancy improves maternal and newborn health, according to new research.

Medical advice 'can save lives' in Pakistan

Timely and reliable medical advice can help prevent many of the pregnancy-related complications which cost the lives of expectant mothers in Pakistan, it has been claimed.

Delivery kits 'to help Nigerian mothers'

Widespread provision of birth delivery kits will help to improve the health of women and children in Nigeria, it has been claimed.

Female mammals 'may be able to develop new eggs'

A new study has suggested that female mammals carry cells in their ovaries which can generate new eggs to produce offspring.

Poverty 'contributing to fistula risk'

Inadequate nutrition, stunted growth and traditions of early marriage and pregnancy all increase the likelihood of women in the developing world experiencing an obstructed labour and developing fistul

Funding boost for Africa and Asia maternal health

A £2.8 million grant has been awarded to help raise maternal and newborn health standards in Zimbabwe, Kenya, Bangladesh, India and Sierra Leone...

HPV screening 'reduces cancer risk'

New research indicates that one round of screening for human papillomavirus (HPV) can reduce the risk of death from cervical cancer by more than 50 per cent.

'Government help needed' to tackle fistula

A Malawian former fistula sufferer has called on governments in Africa to help tackle the condition by seeking to reduce poverty levels.

Cervical screening guidelines 'beneficial'

Periodic reviews of cervical screening guidelines remain important, according to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

Mechanism of Action for Emergency Contraception

FIGO has issued a Joint Statement with the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception (ICEC) on Mechanism of Action. The statement has also been translated into Spanish and it is hoped that a French translation will be available shortly. The statement can be obtained by clicking on the...