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FIGO at 65: Looking Ahead

As FIGO celebrates an important milestone, we look ahead to the future of our work, dedicated to improving women's health and rightson a global scale...
Jack Sciarra celebrates 65 years of FIGO

FIGO at 65: reducing maternal mortality

Now FIGO is 65. Let us hope that in the coming years FIGO and all 132 member societies will be able to contribute to a world where quality reproductive health care is available to all women are worldwide.

Fighting for women’s health and rights

Professor Mahmoud F. Fathalla, a lifelong advocate for women's health and rights, reflects on global changes, challenges and his vision for FIGO’s future...

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...

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.

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

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

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

Study into genes and ovarian cancer survival rate

A new study has investigated the relationship between genes and overall survival in ovarian cancer. Researchers from the University Medical Centre in Groningen studied tissue samples obtained

Study monitors proteins in IVF and spontaneous pregnancies

A new study has examined the difference in protein detection during the first half of gestation between IVF and spontaneous pregnancies. Researchers from the University Hospital of Oulu in Fi

Pregnancy hormones affects RLS

A new study has found that hormonal changes related to pregnancy can increase the risks of restless legs syndrome (RLS). RLS can disturb a person's ability to sleep or return to sleep after a