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FIGO at 65: our achievements

Former FIGO president Professor Gamal Serour reflects on FIGO's formative influence across critical women's health issues...

FIGO at 65: the Power of Partnership

Partnership, fellowship and dialogue have always been at the heart of FIGO's work to improve the health and wellbeing of every woman, and our commitment to SDG17: Partnerships For The Goals...

FIGO at 65: Looking Ahead

As FIGO celebrates an important milestone, we look ahead to the future of our work, dedicated to improving women's health and rightson a global scale...

HPV screening 'reduces cancer risk'

New research indicates that one round of screening for human papillomavirus (HPV) can reduce the risk of death from cervical cancer by more than 50 per cent.

Acupuncture 'likely to be ineffective as treatment for hot flushes'

Acupuncture is likely to be ineffective as a treatment for hot flushes in menopausal women, a new study has shown.

Women in Benin receive gov't funding for caesareans

The government in Benin is in its first week of helping women to pay for caesarean operations in a bid to reduce maternal deaths.

Ugandan first lady highlights importance of PMCT schemes

The Ugandan first lady has called for more to be done to prevent transmission of HIV between mother and child.

Unicef: Ghana needs to make maternal health a top priority

The United Children's Fund (Unicef) has expressed concern over the issues of maternal mortality and stillbirths in Ghana.

Study highlights benefits of lower cervical cancer screening age

Researchers are calling for a lower cervical cancer screening age after a study revealed women have a higher survival rate if they are routinely checked.

Vitamin E could 'increase baby heart defect risk'

Taking vitamin E during pregnancy could increase the chances of heart defects in newborn babies, it has been claimed.

Economic downturn 'increasing risks to mothers'

Maternal and infant death rates could continue to rise if the world experiences a prolonged economic downturn, it has been claimed.

Aid scheme to help women in Sierra Leone

Life saving treatment is to be made available to pregnant women in Sierra Leone through a scheme launched today by the UK international development minister Ivan Lewis.

Multiple births 'cause higher risk of postpartum depression'

Women who deliver multiple offspring are more likely to suffer from postpartum depression, according to new research.