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Sexual and reproductive health and rights, and preconception health, are fundamental to Universal Health Coverage
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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...

Teenage girls who diet 'more likely to take risks with their health'

Teenage girls who diet to lose weight are more likely than others to make decisions that potentially compromise their health. This is according to a new study from the University of Waterloo, which has suggested that the instinct to diet may be driven by underlying impulses that are not necessarily...

Sweden introduces new 'code' to help girls at risk of FGM to raise alarm

Girls passing through the Swedish city of Gothenburg are being given advice on how to raise the alarm when they are at risk of being forced into marriage or subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). The city, which is the second-largest in Sweden, is adopting a concept developed by the British...

Menopause symptoms can last into later life

Menopause symptoms can extend into later life, well after menopause, new research has found. The researchers - from the Mayo Clinic, US - looked at data compiled from nearly 5,000 women to reach this conclusion. When they were asked by the researchers whether they experienced any symptoms commonly...

Free sanitary product scheme to be extended across Scotland

A scheme that provides women with access to free sanitary products is set to be expanded across Scotland, following a successful pilot in Aberdeen. The Scottish government has confirmed that it will be working to provide the charity FareShare with more than £500,000 in funding to help the...

Addressing Gynecological Oncology at WHA71

FIGO delivered an Official Side Event on Gynecological Oncology – Early Detection and Prevention at the 71 st World Health Assembly...

Vitamin D deficiency 'may increase risk of miscarriage'

Women who have experienced a previous pregnancy loss may be at a greater risk of miscarrying again if they do not consume enough vitamin D. This is according to a new study from the US National Institutes of Health, which has emphasised the importance of maintaining healthy levels of vitamin D...

Empowering FIGO Member Societies

Prof. Guyo W. Jaldesa, FIGO ECSA Regional Coordinator, for initiative to prevent unsafe abortion writes about our recent Phase II Planning Workshop.

Sex hormone levels 'could affect heart disease risk in older women'

A new study has indicated that women's sex hormone levels could have an effect on their risk of heart disease in later years. The Johns Hopkins University research , published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, has suggested that having a higher blood level of the male...

New heart attack-like condition 'becoming more common in women'

Women are finding themselves increasingly at risk of experiencing a dangerous condition similar to a heart attack, with awareness around this issue remaining low. A University of Alberta study has shed light on the growing prevalence of a new category of heart attack that is not caused by...

The role of contraception within women’s rights

Earlier this month FIGO's Contraception Working Group met for two days at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation offices in London...