Adolescents and youth call for SRHR

Adolescents and young people consistently lack access to sexual and reproductive health services, in spite of youth champions calling for expanding contraceptive choice and education.

Young people realising their rights

Recognising both the particular disadvantages that youth populations experience in realising their rights to sexual and reproductive healthcare, and working with them as equal partners for change.

Staffing requirements for delivery care

New FIGO Statement sets first international standards for clinical staffing of delivery care in maternity units.

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.

'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.

England's smear test age to be reviewed

The age at which women should start taking smear tests is being reviewed in England.

Maternal and newborn health 'improving in China'

Maternal and newborn health in China is improving, according to Unicef's State of the World's Children 2009 report, although the nation's mortality rate is still higher than some less developed countr...

Pregnant women 'must manage thyroid hormone levels'

All pregnant women should take a daily prenatal vitamin with iodine in the form of potassium iodide, the American Thyroid Association (ATA) has claimed.

Palestinian mothers 'lack access to obstetric care'

Political unrest in Palestine makes it difficult for mothers and newborn babies to receive the necessary levels of medical care after birth, it has been claimed.

FIGO Issues Joint Statement with International Consortium for Emergency Contraception

FIGO has issued a Joint Statement with the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception (ICEC) on Mechanism of Action. The statement has also been translated into Spanish and it is hoped that a French translation will be available shortly. The statement can be obtained by clicking on the...

Irish medics 'aiming to encourage endoscopic gynaecology'

Medical professionals in Ireland are being proactive in their attempts to bring gynaecological surgery standards up to international levels, it has been reported.

Baby dies after receiving kiss infection

A newborn baby died after being passed an infection through her mother's kiss, it has been reported.