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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 right to establish a family

" I am so happy I made this choice and I was given the opportunity to preserve my fertility. I have been able to become a mum."...

Preserving male fertility

Male fertility may be impaired in terms of sperm quality and quantity, as well as erectile and ejaculation dysfunctions, by specific types of chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery.

Preserving female fertility

There are techniques that give a reasonable chance to protect women’s fertility following chemotherapy or radiotherapy...

A global imperative for Universal Health Coverage

New report 'Delivering quality health services - A global imperative for universal health coverage' highlights global deficiencies in health services...

Family planning is a human right

The ability for women to choose how many children they want, and when they want to have them - if at all - is a human right.

Respecting women's human rights

Stephen Munjanja, member of FIGO's Women's Health and Human Rights committee, explains how their recent plans will be of particular benefit to Zimbabwe...

UN interactive hearing on NCDs

FIGO participated in the United Nations interactive Civil Society hearing on the prevention and control of NCDs on 5 th July, at the UN headquarters in New York.

India has achieved groundbreaking success

WHO commends India for its groundbreaking progress in recent years in reducing the maternal mortality ratio.

Improving rights-based family planning

Hear from Lucy Asaba, Uganda, on the importance of investing in rights-based, multidimensional approaches to contraception in Uganda.

New drug formulation could save more lives after postpartum haemorrhage

An altered drug to prevent excessive bleeding following childbirth could result in thousands of women’s lives being saved in low and lower-middle-income countries. This is according to a study led by the World Health Organization (WHO). Currently, WHO recommends oxytocin as the first method...