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Women’s access to quality health care at every age

FIGO's alignment with the Beijing Platform for Action, aiming to increase women's access to appropriate, affordable and quality health care throughout the life cycle...

Link between Maternal health and NCDs

FIGO release new recommendations on postpartum follow-up care for women with complications in pregnancy, who face a greater risk long-term of developing non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease or Type 2 diabetes.

Reducing Unsafe Abortion in Kenya: Where are We?

A court ruling has been made in support of reducing unsafe abortion in Kenya.

FIGO at 65: our global commitment

Joanna M. Cain, MD , internationally renowned OBGYN, teacher, researcher in women's health and gynecologic oncology, and long-term FIGO champion, shares her reflections on FIGO's 65th birthday...

FIGO at 65: reducing maternal mortality

Now FIGO is 65. Let us hope that in the coming years FIGO and all 132 member societies will be able to contribute to a world where quality reproductive health care is available to all women are worldwide.

Classification of Placenta Accreta Spectrum Disorders

“It is pivotal to improve the accuracy of PAS diagnosis. FIGO’s new classification for the clinical diagnosis of PAS disorders will improve understanding and reduce overtreatment and diagnosis-related anxiety for many patients. By tackling the confusion of diverse descriptions, and...

FIGO at 65: fighting for women’s health and rights

Professor Mahmoud F. Fathalla, a lifelong advocate for women's health and rights, reflects on global changes, challenges and his vision for FIGO’s future...

The expanded 'global gag rule'

FIGO speaks to Jill Sheffield about how 'Global Gag Law' further damages progress towards ending the 'unfinished business' of women’s health and rights...

Medically inaccurate language on abortion

FIGO has joined coalition of leading reproductive healthcare organisations demanding the BBC stop using the phrase "heartbeat bill" in its coverage of attempts in some US states to introduce six week abortion bans...

Informed choices: PPFP in Nepal

Rita Shrestha, Nepal, tells us why she chose postpartum IUD as her preferred family planning method following the birth of her first baby.

Empowered decisions: PPFP in Nepal

Rati Kala Rajbanshi, Nepal, shares her experience of postpartum IUD and why she believes women need to be empowered to make their own choices about family planning.

Health equity in the refugee crisis

FIGO Vice President Dr Faysal El Kak addresses the challenges of health equity faced by woman and girls in the refugee crisis.

FIGO Statement on health of refugees and migrants in Colombia

FIGO Statement on health of refugees and migrants in Colombia FIGO advocates on a global stage for increased focus on the health and wellbeing of refugee and migrant women and girls, recognising that their specific health needs do not change when they are displaced. Colombia has received...