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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.

The global unmet need for modern contraceptives

Many women want to prevent unwanted pregnancies, but are unable to do so. Why is this and how can it be addressed with a view to sustainability?

Kenya Exceeds Contraceptive Use Target

This year, new data from the Kenyan Ministry of Health showed that use of modern contraceptives in the country had reached 59%, surpassing their 2020 target of 58% two years early.

Contraception: the key to achieving SDGs by 2030

Long-term investments in the sexual and reproductive health of girls and women can allow them to make important life choices such as when they marry, when they begin sexual activity, and how many children they have and when.

Improving access to safe abortion

Unsafe abortion continues to be a major public health problem. An estimated 25 million abortions are performed unsafely each year, resulting in the death of an estimated 47,000 women.

Sepsis and its impact on maternal mortality

Reducing maternal mortality is possible, but only by addressing all of its causes - and that includes maternal sepsis.

Be an advocate for better PPH management

FIGO urges our members to become advocates for maternal health to reduce death and disability from postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) and meet the SDG target.

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.