FIGO Statements

FIGO Position Statement on Professional Standards

Professional standards: Interactions between obstetricians and gynecologists and other health professionals

FIGO Demands Action at Civil G8 Preparatory Meeting in Rome

More than 200 NGOs attend preparation summit in Rome

International Day of The Midwife - 5th May 2009

Midwives are integral in achieving global maternal and newborn health and in reaching Millennium Development Goals Four and Five, to reduce child and maternal mortality. They constitute a large percentage of the world’s skilled birth attendants and care for millions of women and newborns each...

FIGO Reaffirms Stance on Eliminating Female Genital Mutilation - International Day of Zero Tolerance of FGM February 6th, 2009

February 6th marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). On this day, the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics reaffirms its longstanding position that female genital mutilation is a harmful practice and that all girls and women deserve to live...

FIGO launches project to improve maternal and newborn health

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) is pleased to announce that it has received a US$10.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve the lives and health of women and newborns in the world’s most underserved regions...