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ECHO Trial Results

Results from the ECHO trial have found no link between injectable contraceptives and risk of HIV infection, but the need for quality contraceptive care remains vital.

Inspiring Africa's Youth

Dr Anne Kihara, FIGO member and President, AFOG, reminds us of the importance of empowering African children to be involved in the decision-making process about their health and well-being.

A Global Health Tsunami: NCDs

FIGO was delighted to share our expertise on the health and rights of girls and women in the 21st century at the recent Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver.

Cervical Cancer and HIV

One woman dies of cervical cancer every two minutes, and HIV-infected women are at fives times greater risk. Task-sharing could help.

Reaching more people with HIV

The earlier that someone is diagnosed as living with HIV, the earlier life-saving treatment can start. And the earlier that HIV treatment is started after infection, the better the outcome.

Violence and FGM: my story

Writer, director and social justice advocate Insia Dariwala shares her experience with gender based violence and the Asian context.

FGM is still a human rights violation

Female Genital Mutilation is a harmful procedure performed on a child who cannot give consent. FIGO reiterates our firm stance against it.

A Gender-Based Pandemic

FIGO's Global Declaration on Violence Against Women addresses this global epidemic affecting women in every walk of life...

FIGO Fellowship in Brazil

Noémia Mapasse is currently specialising as an OBGYN in Mozambique and was invited to Brazil as part of the FIGO International Fellowship Programme. She tells us of her experience as a trainee.

Violence and the OBGYN opportunity

Violence in pregnancy is widely prevalent, and OBGYNs have a unique opportunity to assess and provide support.

Early Exposures to Toxics

Reproductive and developmental environmental health: considering the risks from pre-conception to the first two years of life

The Sanitation Crisis

When it comes to women’s health, availability of adequate, safe water and sanitation is critical across the continuum of care...

Born Too Soon

Preterm birth complication is the leading contributor to death among children under five years worldwide. What do the policy makers need to know and do?