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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.

Vaccine 'could prevent risk of congenital CMV'

An experimental vaccine being developed in the US could reduce babies' risks of being infected with cytomegalovirus (CMV) in the womb.

Medical costs of preterm baby 'could cover 12 full-term newborns'

The medical costs associated with a premature baby during the first year of its life could care for nearly a dozen healthy, full-term babies, it has been claimed.

Rise seen in radiologic exams for pregnant women

A new study has indicated that the number of radiologic exams conducted on pregnant women has more than doubled over the last decade.

Obese women 'less likely to seek breast cancer screening'

A failure to undergo regular screening could put obese women at greater risk of breast cancer, a new study has indicated.

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Hormone raises fertility stimulation hopes

A new study indicates that the hormone kisspeptin may be able to help improve fertility treatments.

Young girls 'embrace cervical cancer vaccination'

A vaccination which protects against cervical cancer has been provided to more than four out of five 12 and 13 year old girls in Derbyshire, UK, according to new figures.

Single embryo transfer 'may improve IVF treatment'

New research from the Reproductive Associates of Delaware (RAD) has indicated that single embryos cultured under proper conditions have a greater chance of implanting and developing successfully in wo

'Continued study needed' into mother and baby deaths

The New Zealand College of Midwives has called for increased support for mental health and well child services to ensure mothers and newborns continue to have their needs met.

Australian newborns 'getting bigger'

A study of newborns in Australia has found that babies are being born bigger that ever before.