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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.
women's health in the refugee crisis

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.

What is quality family planning counselling?

FIGO joins the family planning community at the World Health Organization to address why there is still no consensus on how best to deliver and monitor quality contraceptive counselling.

Statement on Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

FIGO presents our statement on the Director-General's report on further progress towards the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the 72nd World Health Assembly...

Statement on Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016–2030)

FIGO presents our statement on the Director-General's report on the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016–2030) at the 72nd World Health Assembly...

Sharing the FP task in India

FIGO's postpartum IUD programme offers a roadmap for collaboration between doctors and nurses to scale up access to family planning in India...

Partnering with Midwives in Bangladesh

Increasing access to family planning is a critical strategy for reducing maternal mortality and morbidity - and an area where collaboration between women’s health professionals is key...

Tackling NCD transmission together

Understanding that NCDs are communicable across generations opens new possibilities for early interventions, and a collaborative approach between OBGYNs and midwives to implement them .

HPV testing in El Salvador

Reseach from El Salvador, published in IJGO, strengthens recommendations for effective and affordable cervical cancer screening and treatment strategies in low and middle-income countries.

Zero Malaria Must Start With Pregnancy

Malaria remains one of the most preventable causes of adverse birth outcomes, and it is vital that global decision-makers understand the particular burden this disease places on pregnant women.

Pregnancy and vaccination

In numerous outbreaks and epidemics, pregnant women have been denied opportunities to receive vaccines that would have protected them and their offspring from the dangers of communicable diseases.

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...