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.

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.

Californian women 'embracing HPV vaccine'

A quarter of adolescent girls in California have started the series of shots that protect against human papillomavirus - which is linked to cervical cancer - less than two years after the HPV vaccine

Pre-pregnancy health 'must improve'

Too few women follow nutritional and lifestyle recommendations before they become pregnant, even when conception is planned, it has been claimed.

Research points to role for herpes vaccine

Debate continues over whether a herpes vaccine could in fact protect humans against bacterial diseases.