ECHO Trial Results

Results from the ECHO trial have found no link between injectable contraceptives and risk of HIV infection, but the need for quality contraceptive care remains vital.

Inspiring Africa's Youth

Dr Anne Kihara, FIGO member and President, AFOG, reminds us of the importance of empowering African children to be involved in the decision-making process about their health and well-being.

A Global Health Tsunami: NCDs

FIGO was delighted to share our expertise on the health and rights of girls and women in the 21st century at the recent Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver.

Fistula 'affects 2 million in Africa'

Around two million women are currently living with untreated fistulae in sub-Saharan Africa, it has been claimed.

Improved oral hygiene 'could limit pregnancy complications'

A new study has indicated that improved oral hygiene could reduce pregnancy complications and help newborn babies.

UK women seeking smear tests

More women in the UK are seeking advice on their gynaecological health than ever before, it has been claimed.

Hospital ship gives Benin women fistula hope

Obstetric fistula sufferers in Benin are seeking the surgery they need on board a hospital ship operated by an international charity.

Pelvic exercises 'can help with childbirth and recovery'

Women should perform floor exercises to develop strength in the pelvic region, it has been suggested.

Stopping smoking early in pregnancy 'reduces risks'

A new study has indicated that stopping smoking within 15 weeks of becoming pregnant can reduce the risk of giving birth to a premature or small baby.

US Agency 'helps 10,000 fistula sufferers'

Some 10,000 women around the world have received surgery for fistula with United States support since 2005, according to the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

Maternal mortality 'too high in Pakistan'

Pregnancy-related complications are causing the deaths of up to 30,000 women in Pakistan every year, it has been reported.

Bariatric surgery 'reduces pregnancy complications for obese women'

A new study has indicated that women who undergo bariatric surgery to treat obesity enjoy lower risks of medical and obstetric complications when they become pregnant.

Medical attention 'saves mothers' lives'

Closer links between new mothers and medical professionals can help reduce maternal and newborn mortality rates in Ghana, it has been reported.