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.

Fertility drugs 'not linked to ovarian cancer'

A new study has found the use of fertility drugs does not increase the risks of developing ovarian cancer. Researchers from the Danish Cancer Society studied data from 54,362 women with infer

Belly button 'could be sign of fertility'

The size and shape of a woman's belly button could be evidence of her fertility, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Helsinki claim that the scar left from the umbili

African-American adolescents 'more open to HPV vaccine'

New research has found that only 25 per cent of African-American adolescents in the US have received the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to protect against cervical cancer.

US cancer survivors 'going without vital medication'

Over one million cancer survivors in the US are declining necessary medical care due to the costs attached to it, a new report has shown.

Baby boomers 'see increase in sexual cancers'

The "swinging 60s" could have been responsible for an increase in the rates of sexually-transmitted cancers, a new study has shown...

Study into improving fertility for older women launched

Researchers in Australia are looking at new ways to help improve fertility in older women. Professor Eileen McLaughlin from Newcastle University has received $400,000 from the National Health

Green tea 'could blunt the effect of cancer treatment'

New research has found that green tea could negate the effects of cancer therapy chemical bortezomib. Green tea has previously been shown to have an effect a variety of diseases, including ca

Mother's experience 'can impact offspring behaviour'

The life experience of a mother can have an effect on the biology of her offspring, according to new research. Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology conducted studies on anim

IVF success rate 'not affected by anxiety or depression'

Women with symptoms of anxiety or depression do not have reduced chances of becoming pregnant via IVF treatment, according to a new study. Dutch researchers studied 783 women who were undergo

Scientists use new examination for IBC

Scientists have found a better prognosis for the rare form of inflammatory breast cancer (IBC). Researchers from the University of Texas studied 41 women between the ages of 25 and 71 who had