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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.

ESCAP discusses reproductive health in Asia and the Pacific

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) have met to address concerns related to reproductive health, gender equality and population concerns. At the

Fertility drugs 'not linked to ovarian cancer'

A new study has found the use of fertility drugs does not increase the risks of developing ovarian cancer. Researchers from the Danish Cancer Society studied data from 54,362 women with infer

Eliminating Female Genital Mutilation (2009)

February 6th marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). On this day, the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics reaffirms its longstanding position that female genital mutilation is a harmful practice and that all girls and women deserve to live...

Capacity building for maternal and newborn health

FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) is pleased to announce that it has received a US$10.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve the lives and health of women and newborns in the world’s most underserved regions...

Countdown to 2015

FIGO is an active participant in the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH). Recently the PMNCH organised a conference Countdown to 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa between 17- 19 April 2008. FIGO was well represented in this conference by the Chief Executive, Chair and Co-chair...

FIGO statement on Caeserean Section (2007)

FIGO's 2007 statement on Caesarean Section use as part of evidence-based delivery care for women worldwide...