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FIGO supports World Prematurity Day 2017

Statement from the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) to highlight World Prematurity Day 2017 (17 November 2017). Please click here to view the statement.

FIGO joins IDF in highlighting World Diabetes Day 2017

Statement from the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) to highlight World Diabetes Day 2017 (14 November 2017). Please click here to view the statement.

Wellbeing of Women’s Project Grants' round for 2018 is now open!

Wellbeing of Women’s Project Grants' round for 2018 is now open! The deadline is 16 February 2018 . WOW (with whom FIGO has a Memorandum of Understanding) is inviting applications to its Research Project Grants. These awards are open to all researchers leading their own work in women...

PCOS linked to mental health disorders

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are more likely to suffer from mental health disorders and should therefore be routinely screened for these during medical assessments, according to new research. Researchers from the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute at Cardiff University...

Researchers track mammary cell changes that lead to breast cancer

Researchers have mapped early genetic alterations in normal-looking cells at various distances from primary tumours to show how changes along the lining of mammary ducts can lead to breast cancer. The study was conducted by a multidisciplinary team, led by principal investigator Dr Susan Done...

Infertility linked to higher risk of death in women

Women with a history of infertility have a ten per cent higher risk of death compared to those without, according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, US. The research also showed that women with a history of infertility have a 20 per cent increased...

Hot flashes linked to obstructive sleep apnea risk in menopausal women

The hot flashes and night sweats faced by at least 80 per cent of middle-aged women may be linked to an increased risk of obstructive sleep apnea, according to new research. Scientists at the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, US, explained that obstructive sleep apnea is characterised by the repeated...

New blood test to diagnose ovarian cancer developed

Researchers have identified a network of circulating microRNAs - small, non-coding pieces of genetic material - that are associated with a risk of ovarian cancer and can be detected from blood samples. The team, from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, US, said...

Teen childbirth associated with greater risk of heart disease

Women who first give birth during their teenage years are significantly more likely than older mothers to experience greater risks of heart and blood vessel disease later in life, according to new multi-institution research. Researchers found that women who first gave birth before the age of 20...

Latest issue of PPIUD Initiative Newsletter now online!

The latest FIGO Post-Partum IUD Initiative Newsletter is now available online !

Women in Scotland can take abortion pill at home

Women in Scotland are the first British women to be allowed to take misoprostol - the abortion pill - at home rather than in a clinic. Other nations, including Sweden and France, already allow women to take the medical abortion pill at home. Medical abortions involve taking two different medicines...

Clamping umbilical cord later ‘saves preterm babies' lives’

Thousands of preterm babies could be saved by waiting 60 seconds before clamping the umbilical cord after birth instead of clamping it immediately. This is according to international research coordinated by the University of Sydney's National Health and Medical Research Council Clinical Trials...

Pregnancy ‘does not pose breast cancer relapse risk’

Pregnancy does not incur a greater risk of relapse for survivors of breast cancer, according to a study by an international group of researchers. Published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the study compared breast cancer survivors who became pregnant with those who did not become...