April 2018 - Upcoming FIGO Regional Congress of Middle East and Africa!

FIGO is holding a Regional Congress of Middle East and Africa from 11-13 April 2018. Please click here for full details.

Latest issue of PPIUD Initiative Newsletter now online!

The latest FIGO Post-Partum IUD Initiative Newsletter is now available online !

Latest FIGO Fistula Surgery Training Initiative Newsletter online!

The latest FIGO Fistula Surgery Training Initiative Newsletter is now online !

Breastfeeding 'has many benefits'

Babies who are breastfed are often healthier and less susceptible to severe illnesses, it is claimed.

Cultural sensitivity 'needed to encourage use of reproductive services'

Midwives must be sensitive to local customs and beliefs if they are to help reduce maternal mortality levels in the developing world, it has been claimed.

Female abuse 'must end to further development'

Violence and sexual abuse against women is the most pervasive, yet least recognised set of human rights violations in the world, it has been suggested.

Family orientated neonatal units 'would be an improvement'

Neonatal units looking after premature babies should be more family orientated, according to research released by the POPPY project.

12-baby IVF mother 'is a fraud'

Tunisian health officials have discredited a woman who claimed to be pregnant with 12 babies, it has been reported.

Fears over child health in Central African Republic

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has expressed concern about rising levels of malnutrition in the Central African Republic (CAR).

'Higher cancer risks' for Hispanic migrants in US

New research has indicated that women of Hispanic origin who migrate to the US are at a greater risk of developing certain cancers than other ethnic groups.

Population growth 'a challenge to health development for women'

Health services in the developing world are set to be placed under even greater pressures in the future as a result of the rising global population, it has been claimed.

Philippines introduces gender equality law

The Philippines has finally enacted gender equality legislation after years of lobbying from female rights campaigners.

HIV sufferers 'have role to play in combating Aids'

A new book has recognised the role HIV positive women have to play in fighting the spread of the infection and the development of Aids, it has been reported.