Committee on the Ethical Aspects of Human Reproduction and Women’s Health

The Committee on the Ethical Aspects of Human Reproduction and Women’s Health was established in February 1985 and addresses ethical concerns in the research and practice of women’s health to support obstetricians and gynaecologists, who have an ethical duty to advocate for women’s health care worldwide.

There are currently more than 79 existing FIGO Ethics and Professionalism Guidelines in a volume last updated in 2020 by the committee, as well as a bioethical curriculum recommended for practicing gynaecologists, faculty and students. 

Committee Objectives

  • Advocate for the implementation of the bioethics curriculum through training webinars.
  • Continue formulating ethical guidelines on the research and practice of women’s health.
  • Coordinate with other FIGO committees on the incorporation of ethics in all aspects of work of the organisation.

Committee Members

Chair

Dr Lourdes Capito, Philippines

Members

Dr Sanjay Gupte, India – Past Chair

Professor Basil C. Tarlatzis, Greece – Ex Officio

Dr Dawit Desalegn, Ethiopia

Dr Aris Antsaklis, Greece

Dr Fernando Meléndez, Guatemala

Dr Carlos Salazar, Mexico

Dr Salome Maswime, South Africa

Dr Alex Vidaeff, USA

Dr Julie Chor, USA

Dr Natalia Dolgushina, Russia

Dr Swetha Kumar, Australia – WATOG

Associate Members

Dr Adeline Boatin, USA

Dr Katie Watson, USA

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