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Making UHC work for women

Sexual and reproductive health and rights, and preconception health, are fundamental to Universal Health Coverage
Women's health is a human right

Dedicated to women's health and rights

The principles outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are aligned with FIGO’s vision of a world where all women achieve the highest standards of health throughout their lives...

Fertility and environmental health

An OBGYN's perspective on reproductive and environmental health activism - and how it changed her own outlook...

New approaches to postpartum depression

Organisations are beginning to recognise the need to address maternal mental health - but research suggests they should view it as a marathon, not a sprint. Postpartum depression is a frequently overlooked issue, often passed off as 'the baby blues', or blamed on simple hormonal surges by...

My experience with FGM

A tremendous number of girls in Africa are denied the chance to reach their full potential because of a very harmful practise: FGM/C.

The Power of Providers

Invest in girls and women. Break down the silos. You have the power – so use your voice...

What is Ahead in Maternal Health Care Worldwide?

In the past two decades, the world has seen a rapid decline in maternal and child deaths. However, challenges remain in reaching the most vulnerable women and children.

Uniting for every woman every child at UNGA

Flavia Bustreo represents FIGO at the high-level reception co-organised by UN Every Woman Every Child (EWEC), the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH).

The global unmet need for modern contraceptives

Many women want to prevent unwanted pregnancies, but are unable to do so. Why is this and how can it be addressed with a view to sustainability?

Kenya Exceeds Contraceptive Use Target

This year, new data from the Kenyan Ministry of Health showed that use of modern contraceptives in the country had reached 59%, surpassing their 2020 target of 58% two years early.

Improving access to safe abortion

Unsafe abortion continues to be a major public health problem. An estimated 25 million abortions are performed unsafely each year, resulting in the death of an estimated 47,000 women.

Sepsis and its impact on maternal mortality

Reducing maternal mortality is possible, but only by addressing all of its causes - and that includes maternal sepsis.

Be an advocate for better PPH management

FIGO urges our members to become advocates for maternal health to reduce death and disability from postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) and meet the SDG target.