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.

Maternal mortality 'too high in Pakistan'

Pregnancy-related complications are causing the deaths of up to 30,000 women in Pakistan every year, it has been reported.

Bariatric surgery 'reduces pregnancy complications for obese women'

A new study has indicated that women who undergo bariatric surgery to treat obesity enjoy lower risks of medical and obstetric complications when they become pregnant.

Medical attention 'saves mothers' lives'

Closer links between new mothers and medical professionals can help reduce maternal and newborn mortality rates in Ghana, it has been reported.

Hereditary cancer risk 'should be evaluated'

A patient's risk of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome should be evaluated routinely, it has been suggested.

'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).

Visual inspection 'unsuitable for jaundice diagnosis'

Visual inspection is an unreliable method of predicting newborn babies' risk of developing jaundice, according to a new study.

Breastfeeding 'key during first six months'

Breastfeeding is the best way to feed a baby in the first six months of life, according to the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).

US University to research reproductive health

The National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD) has awarded the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University, New York, a $7.5 million (£5.1 million) grant to establis...

'Research breakthrough' on newborn blood infections

Medical researchers at the University of Utah, US, believe they have discovered why blood infections can often pose such high risks for newborn babies.