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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.

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.

'More parents' opting for gender selection

An increase in the number of parents wishing to select the gender of their child has been witnessed, according to reports.

Fistula risk 'continuing in developing world'

Fistulae continue to pose severe health risks to mothers in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, it has been reported.

PPH risk 'increasing in developed world'

Women in western countries are increasingly at risk of post-partum haemorrhage (PPH) immediately after giving birth, it has been suggested.