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.
- 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.
Dr Lourdes Capito, Philippines
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
Dr Adeline Boatin, USA
Dr Katie Watson, USA