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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...

Record number of presenters set for FIGO World Congress

FIGO is delighted to announce that 2066 abstracts have been received for the XXII FIGO World Congress 2018 – the highest number in the history of the World Congress...

Air pollution exposure 'not linked to ADHD'

Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy may not be linked to an increased risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other symptoms of hyperactivity in children, according to new research. The study was carried out at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Spain,...

Probiotics reduce osteoporosis levels in older women

Probiotics, dietary supplements with health-promoting bacteria, can be used to affect the human skeleton, according to a study by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The researchers found that among older women who received probiotics, bone loss was halved compared to women who received only a...

Dressing wounds and restoring dignity

On World Refugee Day, FIGO hears from surgeon Dr. Sayeba Akhter, Bangladesh, ahead of her session at FIGO World Congress 2018 .

Facebook data reflects gender gap

Countries with a lower gender divide on social networking site Facebook are more rapidly approaching gender equality in economic terms. This is according to a new study by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, and the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. The researchers developed a tool...

Caesarean Section Rates Going Up

Our President, Professor CN Purandare, recently spoke at the 61 st All India Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in January where he expressed his concern at the rising rates of caesarean sections.

Women who sleep and wake early 'are less prone to depression'

Women who generally wake up and go to bed early are less likely to experience mental health issues, according to a new study. The research, from the University of Colorado Boulder and the Channing Division of Network Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, assessed 32,000 female...

PPH leading to unnecessary deaths

Women across the globe are dying unnecessarily due to excessive bleeding after childbirth, in some of the poorest and most under-resourced regions.

New study highlights risk factors associated with C-section infections

New research has identified a number of risk factors that may increase the likelihood of an infection during a caesarean section delivery, some of which are potentially avoidable. The University of Florida Health Jacksonville team carried out a retrospective chart review of 90 C-section deliveries...

New definition of skilled health personnel

WHO, FIGO, UNFPA, UNICEF, ICM, ICN, and IPA we have published a joint statement on a new definition of skilled health personnel providing care during childbirth.