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Supporting FIGO Members to be Advocates

​FIGO's three-day advocacy and communications training builds capacity for our National Member Societies...

Obstetric fistula: new research, new techniques

As part of our IJGO Special Issue: Obstetric Fistula, FIGO spoke to Dr Rachel Pope, Guest Editor, author and co-author about the critical role of research and collaboration to close the treatment gap.

Serving women in India

I am a third generation private practitioner in our family, yet life has been full of challenges at every step. India is a huge country with a complex health scenario.

Celebrating 10,000 Fistula Repair Surgeries

The FIGO Fistula Surgery Training Initiative celebrates a major milestone in the fight against obstetric fistula: 10,000 fistula repair surgeries.

UN75: shaping a gender-equal future

FIGO welcomes the launch of UN75, the United Nations' biggest-ever global conversation, and emphasises the importance of women’s health and rights in building that future...

Menopause, a normal part of aging

Menopause is a normal part of ageing, and should not be viewed as a disease. For some women it can even be a positive experience. However, for many it can have a significant negative impact on their health.

Winner of the 2019 FIGO Photo Competition

Announcing the winner of the 2019 FIGO Photo Competition, highlighting the importance of primary health care for maternal and child health.

Access to quality health care at every age

FIGO's alignment with the Beijing Platform for Action, aiming to increase women's access to appropriate, affordable and quality health care throughout the life cycle...

Accelerating Family Planning in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is on a journey towards universal family planning, and 26 th September 2019 was a major milestone: the first official event recognising World Contraception Day.

Link between Maternal health and NCDs

FIGO release new recommendations on postpartum follow-up care for women with complications in pregnancy, who face a greater risk long-term of developing non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease or Type 2 diabetes.

Safe abortion is healthcare

Through our advocacy programmes, FIGO and National Member Societies are active voices for women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights at the global and national levels...

Reducing Unsafe Abortion in Kenya: Where are We?

A court ruling has been made in support of reducing unsafe abortion in Kenya.

Sir Arul, Postpartum Family Planning Champion

FIGO Past President Sir Prof Sabaratnam Arulkumaran shares his vision for postpartum family planning, and his commitment to women’s health and rights...