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Supporting FIGO Members to be Advocates

​FIGO's three-day advocacy and communications training builds capacity for our National Member Societies...

Obstetric fistula: new research, new techniques

As part of our IJGO Special Issue: Obstetric Fistula, FIGO spoke to Dr Rachel Pope, Guest Editor, author and co-author about the critical role of research and collaboration to close the treatment gap.

Serving women in India

I am a third generation private practitioner in our family, yet life has been full of challenges at every step. India is a huge country with a complex health scenario.

FIGO at 65: fighting for women’s health and rights

Professor Mahmoud F. Fathalla, a lifelong advocate for women's health and rights, reflects on global changes, challenges and his vision for FIGO’s future...

The expanded 'global gag rule'

FIGO speaks to Jill Sheffield about how 'Global Gag Law' further damages progress towards ending the 'unfinished business' of women’s health and rights...

Medically inaccurate language on abortion

FIGO has joined coalition of leading reproductive healthcare organisations demanding the BBC stop using the phrase "heartbeat bill" in its coverage of attempts in some US states to introduce six week abortion bans...

Informed choices: PPFP in Nepal

Rita Shrestha, Nepal, tells us why she chose postpartum IUD as her preferred family planning method following the birth of her first baby.

Empowered decisions: PPFP in Nepal

Rati Kala Rajbanshi, Nepal, shares her experience of postpartum IUD and why she believes women need to be empowered to make their own choices about family planning.

Health equity in the refugee crisis

FIGO Vice President Dr Faysal El Kak addresses the challenges of health equity faced by woman and girls in the refugee crisis.

FIGO Statement on health of refugees and migrants in Colombia

FIGO Statement on health of refugees and migrants in Colombia FIGO advocates on a global stage for increased focus on the health and wellbeing of refugee and migrant women and girls, recognising that their specific health needs do not change when they are displaced. Colombia has received...

FIGO Statement on sexual violence in conflict, Sudan

FIGO calls attention to the deeply troubling reports from Sudan of sexual violence towards female doctors, as well as reported destruction of hospital property and threats towards health care personnel..

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.