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FIGO supports International Women's Day 2017

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) supports its valuable objectives. Please click...

FIGO Committee for Women’s Health and Human Rights launches women's health campaign!

NEW! March 2017 A world-wide international campaign for women’s health has been conceived by the FIGO Committee for Women’s Health and Human Rights. It aims to raise awareness among the general public regarding important areas of gynecology and obstetrics. Please click here. You are...

Professional associations affirm commitment to improving quality of maternal and newborn health care

Health care professional associations (including FIGO), at the launch of the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, have endorsed four joint statements calling all their member associations to assume a critical leadership role in advocating and implementing...

Doctors 'desire fewer multiple IVF births' to reduce risks

Many fertility doctors wish to reduce the number of multiple births resulting from in vitro fertilisation (IVF) in order to safeguard the health of mothers and their newborn infants, it has been repor

'Incentives possible' for early care Australian mothers

Financial incentives could be offered to indigenous Australian women who seek antenatal medical care during the early stages of pregnancy, it has been suggested.

Vitamin B12 shortage 'raises neural tube defect chance'

A new study has indicated that children born to women who have low blood levels of vitamin B12 shortly before and after conception may be exposed to an increased risk of neural tube defects.

Health workers strategy 'could combat maternal deaths in Namibia'

The high rate of maternal deaths in Namibia may be combated by implementing the health extension workers strategy, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef).

FIGO Issues Joint Statement with International Consortium for Emergency Contraception

FIGO has issued a Joint Statement with the International Consortium for Emergency Contraception (ICEC) on Mechanism of Action. The statement has also been translated into Spanish and it is hoped that a French translation will be available shortly. The statement can be obtained by clicking on the...

Centre helps fistula patients reintegrate with society

A number of Liberian women who recently received successful fistula operations have received skills training from the Fistula Rehabilitation and Reintegration Center (FRRC) in Jacob Town, Paynesville.

Irish medics 'aiming to encourage endoscopic gynaecology'

Medical professionals in Ireland are being proactive in their attempts to bring gynaecological surgery standards up to international levels, it has been reported.

Baby dies after receiving kiss infection

A newborn baby died after being passed an infection through her mother's kiss, it has been reported.

'More parents' opting for gender selection

An increase in the number of parents wishing to select the gender of their child has been witnessed, according to reports.

Fistula risk 'continuing in developing world'

Fistulae continue to pose severe health risks to mothers in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, it has been reported.