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FIGO reaffirms support: World Prematurity Day

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) reaffirms its support for the highlighting of World Prematurity Day on 17 November 2015. Please click here to view the statement.

FIGO releases first PPIUD Initiative Newsletter!

The first FIGO Post-Partum IUD Initiative Newsletter is available here . The Newsletter will be produced four times a year, to keep you informed about the activities and progress of the Initiative. Subscribe now to receive the Newsletter directly to your inbox.

Expanding Contraceptive Choice for Adolescents and Youth to Include Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

The Global Consensus Statement: Expanding Contraceptive Choice for Adolescents and Youth to Include Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (20 October 2015) is endorsed by FIGO. Please click here to view the statement.

Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition presents key findings from reproductive, maternal, newborn, & child health volume

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Investing in quality childbirth and family planning can quadruple returns on investment by reducing maternal and neonatal mortality, preventing stillbirth and reducing disabilities, according to new findings presented in the forthcoming volume of Disease Control...

CONGRESS NEWS: FIGO delivering innovative projects to save women’s lives around the world

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) - representing 125 national societies of obstetricians and gynecologists worldwide - announced today at the XXI World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics new opportunities in low- resource countries to reduce global maternal...

CONGRESS NEWS: FIGO spearheads gender equality initiatives to prevent maternal deaths, fistulae following childbirth and the practice of female genital mutilation

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) - representing 125 national societies of obstetricians and gynecologists worldwide - announced today at the XXI World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics important new gender equality initiatives aimed at providing life changing...

CONGRESS NEWS: FIGO World Report on Women’s Health says more work needs to be done

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics 2015 World Report on Women’s Health says more work needs to be done. Please click here to view the release. For media assistance please contact: Janet Weichel McKenzie 613-808-4642 The Hillbrooke Group jweic...

CONGRESS NEWS: Global framework for action to improve the diagnosis and care of women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and to improve adolescent, preconception and maternal nutrition

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) launches a global framework for action to improve the diagnosis and care of women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and to improve adolescent, preconception and maternal nutrition. Please click here to view the release. Extra...

CONGRESS NEWS: FIGO and global partners launch key actions to help achieve new Sustainable Development Goals targeting global women's and children's health

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and global partners launch key actions to help achieve new Sustainable Development Goals targeting global women's and children's health. Please click here to view the release. For media assistance please contact: Janet Weichel...

Latest media advisory notice - at the FIGO World Congress, Vancouver, 4-9 October 2015

The latest media advisory notice for the FIGO World Congress is available here.