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.

'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.

More hysterectomy patients 'keeping cervix'

More women who receive hysterectomies are now keeping their cervix, it has been reported.

Mother's diet 'can lead to medical complications'

The diet of the mother during pregnancy may impact upon the health of her child in later life, it has been suggested.

Mother and baby health 'is paramount'

The principal concern for the medical profession must remain the health and safety of mothers and babies, it has been suggested.

Former FIGO President wins 2009 United Nations Population Award

Professor Mahmoud Fathalla – President of FIGO from 1994 to 1997 and Vice President from 1985 to 1988 – has been awarded this year’s United Nations Population Award. The Award is given to individuals and institutions for outstanding work in population and in improving the health...

IVF entitlement 'to be extended' in UK

Plans exist in the UK to extend eligibility for in vitro fertilization (IVF) on the National Health Service (NHS) to older women, smokers and those with a body mass index greater than 30, it has been

'Checks needed' for urethral diverticulum

Checks for urethral diverticulum – where a small outpouching forms next to the urethra - should be included in the evaluation of women with voiding dysfunction and pelvic disorders, it has been c...

'Further research needed' into HPV vaccine uptake

Further research is needed to understand why many young women are not receiving a vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV), it has been suggested.