FIGO Statements

FIGO reaffirms commitment: ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women’ (25 November 2012)

FIGO reaffirms commitment: ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women’ (25 November 2012)...

FIGO reaffirms the use of misoprostol in the prevention and treatment of post-partum haemorrhage

Please click here to view the Brief Statement (31 August 2012):

‘Saving Lives: highlighting the unique role of midwives in global maternal and newborn health’

FIGO supports International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2012

‘Good health for women throughout their life cycle’ - FIGO supports World Health Day 2012 (7 April 2012)

The topic for World Health Day 2012 is ‘Ageing and health’, promoting the theme ‘Good health adds life to years’...

‘Advocating for Girls’ Health World-Wide’ - FIGO supports International Women's Day (8 March 2012)

International Women’s Day (IWD) - a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future - is celebrated on 8 March each year. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) reaffirms its support for its valuable objectives...

FIGO supports 2012’s International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (6 February 2012)

The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is held each 6 February to encourage global awareness of FGM (also called ‘cutting’) and to promote its eradication. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) views FGM of any type as a...

FIGO reaffirms commitment: World Aids Day (1 December 2011)

On 1 December 2011, FIGO reaffirmed its commitment to highlighting World AIDS Day.

FIGO reaffirms commitment: ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women’ (25 November 2011)

On 25 November 2011, FIGO reaffirmed its commitment to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

New to download: Uterine Evacuation - FIGO Consensus Statement

A FIGO Consensus Statement on Uterine Evacuation is now available to download

International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2011: Midwives centre stage in maternal, newborn, reproductive and sexual health

What is International Day of the Midwife? International Day of the Midwife - held on 5 May each year - was originally launched by the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) in 1992 as a day on which to celebrate midwifery and to highlight the importance of midwives’ work worldwide. The...