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Adolescents and youth call for SRHR

Adolescents and young people consistently lack access to sexual and reproductive health services, in spite of youth champions calling for expanding contraceptive choice and education.

Young people realising their rights

Recognising both the particular disadvantages that youth populations experience in realising their rights to sexual and reproductive healthcare, and working with them as equal partners for change.

Staffing requirements for delivery care

New FIGO Statement sets first international standards for clinical staffing of delivery care in maternity units.

African Perspectives At Women Deliver

Dr Anne Kihara, President of the African Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, shares insights from the Women Deliver 2019 conference, and her perspective as an African clinician.

Prize-Winning Diabetes Research

Announcing the winner of the John J Sciarra Prize Paper Award for 2018 - Dr Colin Marais and his co-authors for their research from the Global South on Gestational Diabetes Mellitus.

FIGO at RCOG World Congress

FIGO joins National Member Society, the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG) at their World Congress in 2019 to share global expertise in women's health...

Ensuring Quality of Care Throughout the Life Course

'Ensuring Quality of Care Throughout the Life Course for Girls and Women' will explore challenges and solutions to ensuring quality care...

In Yemen, Ending Fistula under Armed Conflict

Dr Bilquis Al-Jailani shares her story as a surgeon working to help women with obstetric fistula in a humanitarian crisis

In Madagascar, stories of fistula can make a difference

FIGO's Fistula Surgery Training Initiative puts the human rights of women suffering obstetric fistula first. Dr Fidèle Rakotoarivololona from Madagascar shares his story...

À Madagascar, les histoires peuvent faire la différence

La fistule obstétricale est une blessure catastrophique de l’accouchement. C'est un problème de santé publique et de droits humains négligés. Le docteur Fidèle Rakotoarivololona, qui travaille à Madagascar, raconte son histoire...

In Somaliland, the first female surgeon rebuilds lives

Obstetric fistula is a preventable health problem and if it happens, a well-trained surgeon can often repair it. Dr Shukri Dahir, the first trained female surgeon in Somaliland, shares her story.

In Somalia, restoring dignity

Obstetric fistula surgery restores dignity and returns women to their community. Dr Abdirisak Hassan Artan, from Somalia, shares a story of a patient who ' got her life back from the dead.'...

In Nigeria, surgery can end the isolation

Obstetric fistula is commonly regarded as a condition of the poor and the illiterate, but without skilled attendance at delivery, anyone can suffer. FIGO Fellow Dr Sadiya Nasir shares her story.