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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...
OBGYN, women's health, science

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.

FIGO shouts 'No against Violence for Women'

Today at FIGO World Congress in Rio we launched the FIGO Global Declaration on Violence Against Women.

Nobel Prize winner addresses FIGO

Nobel Peace Prize winning gynaecologist and human rights activist Dr Denis Mukwege addresses his colleagues at the FIGO World Congress 2018

FIGO Global Declaration on Hyperglycemia in Pregnancy

Today at FIGO World Congress the FIGO Pregnancy and NCD's Committee was pleased to launch: FIGO Global Declaration...

Violence against women and girls

During FIGO World Congress 2018 in Rio de Janiero there will be a number of high profile sessions and activities highlighting Violence Against Women - a major global issue.

New approaches to postpartum depression

Organisations are beginning to recognise the need to address maternal mental health - but research suggests they should view it as a marathon, not a sprint. Postpartum depression is a frequently overlooked issue, often passed off as 'the baby blues', or blamed on simple hormonal surges by...

My experience with FGM

A tremendous number of girls in Africa are denied the chance to reach their full potential because of a very harmful practise: FGM/C.

The Power of Providers

Invest in girls and women. Break down the silos. You have the power – so use your voice...

What is Ahead in Maternal Health Care Worldwide?

In the past two decades, the world has seen a rapid decline in maternal and child deaths. However, challenges remain in reaching the most vulnerable women and children.

Environmental threats to human health

Research shows that whether we are concerned with reproductive health, cancer, infertility, neonatal and childhood health or neurodevelopment; toxic exposures are implicated.

Uniting for every woman every child at UNGA

Flavia Bustreo represents FIGO at the high-level reception co-organised by UN Every Woman Every Child (EWEC), the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH).