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Informed choices: PPFP in Nepal

Rita Shrestha, Nepal, tells us why she chose postpartum IUD as her preferred family planning method following the birth of her first baby.

Empowered decisions: PPFP in Nepal

Rati Kala Rajbanshi, Nepal, shares her experience of postpartum IUD and why she believes women need to be empowered to make their own choices about family planning.
women's health in the refugee crisis

Health equity in the refugee crisis

FIGO Vice President Dr Faysal El Kak addresses the challenges of health equity faced by woman and girls in the refugee crisis.

Think Equal: obstetric fistula

Gillian Slinger, Senior Project Manager of FIGO’s Fistula Surgery Training Initiative addresses the inequity which leads to obstetric fistula, its devastating impact, and innovations that are making a difference...

Think Equal: women's health, Canada

Dr Jennifer Blake, Chief Executive Officer of the SOGC, reflects on extraordinary progress made towards a world in which no woman dies from cervical cancer.

Think Equal: women's health, Brazil

Dr Maria Celeste Osorio Wender, Vice President of FEBRASGO, on why education is a tool for equality.

Think Equal: women's health, Nepal

Dr Kusum Thapa, NESOG President, explains why a gender-balanced world is our collective responsibility.

Think Equal: women's health, USA

Dr Jeanne Conry, FIGO President Elect, on why investing in women is an investment in this and future generations.

Think Equal: women's health, South Africa

Dr Priya Soma-Pillay, South African Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, on the barriers she sees to equal access of public services and sustainable infrastructure.

Month After Month: Period Poverty

Period poverty and poor menstrual hygiene negatively affect the life opportunities of women and girls everywhere

Being an inspiring woman in health

This month, FIGO has spoken with Assoc. Professor Christine Tippett AM, FIGO's Honorary Treasurer about the challenges she has faced as an inspiring woman in health throughout her successful career...

Women in Science: Young OBGYN

We spoke to the World Association of Trainees in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (WATOG) President, Atziri Ramirez Negrin, about her experience of being a woman in science.

Against the medicalisation of FGM/C

FIGO reiterates our strong statement against FGM/C. Suggesting that girls and women should be cut for medical reasons is a human rights violation.