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Climate, environment and health - the link

In many of the world’s most vulnerable communities’ climate extremes, such as the recent Cyclone Idai, are widening health inequities...

ICPD at 25: SRHR takes centre stage

FIGO welcomes the UNCPD declaration reaffirming support for the Programme of Action.

Every woman’s right: a safe delivery

Although great strides have been taken to decrease the maternal mortality ratio, too many women across the globe are still dying as a result of complications during pregnancy and childbirth.

Think Equal: women's health, Brazil

Dr Maria Celeste Osorio Wender, Vice President of FEBRASGO, on why education is a tool for equality.

Think Equal: women's health, Nepal

Dr Kusum Thapa, NESOG President, explains why a gender-balanced world is our collective responsibility.

Think Equal: women's health, USA

Dr Jeanne Conry, FIGO President Elect, on why investing in women is an investment in this and future generations.

Think Equal: women's health, South Africa

Dr Priya Soma-Pillay, South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, on the barriers she sees to equal access of public services and sustainable infrastructure.

Month After Month: Period Poverty

Period poverty and poor menstrual hygiene negatively affect the life opportunities of women and girls everywhere

Being an inspiring woman in health

This month, FIGO has spoken with Assoc. Professor Christine Tippett AM, FIGO's Honorary Treasurer about the challenges she has faced as an inspiring woman in health throughout her successful career...

Women in Science: Young OBGYN

We spoke to the World Association of Trainees in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (WATOG) President, Atziri Ramirez Negrin, about her experience of being a woman in science.

Against the medicalisation of FGM/C

FIGO reiterates our strong statement against FGM/C. Suggesting that girls and women should be cut for medical reasons is a human rights violation.

Treating Cancer During Pregnancy

Scientific evidence of outcomes for women who develop cancer during pregnancy, including the effects of various types of treatment.

Statement on Health of Refugees and Migrants

FIGO presents our statement on the Draft global action plan, 2019–2023 promoting the health of refugees and migrants at the 144th WHO Executive Board Meeting...