FIGO Statements

Female Genital Mutilation: A Blight On The World’s Women, Says FIGO

'Death, severe pain, hemorrhage, tetanus, sepsis, recurrent urinary tract infections, pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, increased complications of subsequent pregnancy and childbirth, and adverse psychological and sexual effects - these are just a few examples of the extreme...

FIGO Reaffirms Commitment To CEDAW

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) - in its capacity as an organisation working for the betterment of women’s physical, mental, reproductive and sexual health and wellbeing - reaffirms its commitment to the principles of the United Nations Convention on the...

FIGO Reaffirms Commitment: World Aids Day (1 December 2009)

On 1 December 2009, FIGO reaffirms its commitment to highlighting World Aids Day .

FIGO Reaffirms Commitment: International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women (25 November 2009)

On 25 November 2009, FIGO reaffirms its commitment to the International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women.

FIGO Congress News: Experts Say “Task Shifting” Is A Potential Response To The World’s Human Health Resource Shortage

The world’s leading experts in maternal and newborn health say that “task shifting” may be the answer to dealing with the shortage of health-care professionals in low income countries and around the world. They were speaking on 9 October at the XIX International Federation of...

FIGO Congress News: FIGO Launches Global Effort To Stop Cervical Cancer

New Guidance And Partnerships Announced; Clinicians Called To Support The Effort

FIGO Congress News: Ways To Prevent Unsafe Abortion

“Obstetricians and gynecologists are moving from being part of the problem to becoming part of the solution.” Every year some 19 million women around the world undergo induced abortions in unsafe conditions - of these, 97 percent take place in developing countries in Latin America, Africa and South...

FIGO Congress News: The FIGO-Gates Initiative On Maternal & Newborn Health

Imagine three Jumbo jets filled with pregnant women crashing daily

FIGO Congress News: FIGO Launches World Report On Women’s Health 2009

‘Reproductive And Sexual Health Rights: 15 Years After ICPD’ ‘Fifteen years after the groundbreaking 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), the FIGO World Report on Women’s Health 2009 takes stock of progress made and vital work still to be...

FIGO Congress News: Key Links Between Women’s Rights And Their Health

“It’s about the right to access the highest attainable standard of health, taking into consideration the circumstances and context of women’s lives …”