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Making UHC work for women

Sexual and reproductive health and rights, and preconception health, are fundamental to Universal Health Coverage
Women's health is a human right

Dedicated to women's health and rights

The principles outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are aligned with FIGO’s vision of a world where all women achieve the highest standards of health throughout their lives...

Fertility and environmental health

An OBGYN's perspective on reproductive and environmental health activism - and how it changed her own outlook...

The Alma-Ata Declaration at 40

2018 marks 40 years since the introduction of the Alma-Ata Declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Nutrition and NCDs

Obesity and malnutrition both hold significant risks to people's health and even life expectancy...

From idea to clinical reality

This year marks 40 years since the first IVF baby was born. Eytan R. Barnea, speaker at FIGO's upcoming World Congress, explains why Preimplantation Factor (PIF) is pivotal for reproductive success...

A global emergency

The Syrian refugee crisis is an emergency that has not only a health burden, but many other social, educational, and family short and long term consequences.

Adolescent health and development

Teenage marriage and adolescent pregnancy can have an adverse effect on girls' health and development...

Empowering Africa's young women

Investments made today in youth will determine the development trajectory of Africa over the next 50 years.

In Celebration of Breastfeeding

Jessica explains why she loves breastfeeding, and why we must ensure that everyone knows more about the benefits.

Breastfeeding: Foundation for Life

Breastfeeding is regarded as the best foundation for life for newborn infants, and has health benefits for new mothers too.

Environmental factors facing women's health

Environmental factors have been strongly linked to women's ability to conceive and have a healthy pregnancy...

Reproductive Health should not be a Political Football

The Global Gag Rule challenges efforts to provide effective reproductive health and family planning services to women.