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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...

White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood Inc

FIGO has agreed a Memorandum of Collaboration with the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood Inc to confirm the close links between the two organisations in shared areas of interest and work in the reduction of maternal mortality and morbidity and in promoting safe motherhood worldwide.

Fertility drugs 'not linked to ovarian cancer'

A new study has found the use of fertility drugs does not increase the risks of developing ovarian cancer. Researchers from the Danish Cancer Society studied data from 54,362 women with infer

Belly button 'could be sign of fertility'

The size and shape of a woman's belly button could be evidence of her fertility, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Helsinki claim that the scar left from the umbili

African-American adolescents 'more open to HPV vaccine'

New research has found that only 25 per cent of African-American adolescents in the US have received the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to protect against cervical cancer.

US cancer survivors 'going without vital medication'

Over one million cancer survivors in the US are declining necessary medical care due to the costs attached to it, a new report has shown.

Baby boomers 'see increase in sexual cancers'

The "swinging 60s" could have been responsible for an increase in the rates of sexually-transmitted cancers, a new study has shown...

Green tea 'could blunt the effect of cancer treatment'

New research has found that green tea could negate the effects of cancer therapy chemical bortezomib. Green tea has previously been shown to have an effect a variety of diseases, including ca

Mother's experience 'can impact offspring behaviour'

The life experience of a mother can have an effect on the biology of her offspring, according to new research. Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology conducted studies on anim

Study into improving fertility for older women launched

Researchers in Australia are looking at new ways to help improve fertility in older women. Professor Eileen McLaughlin from Newcastle University has received $400,000 from the National Health

IVF success rate 'not affected by anxiety or depression'

Women with symptoms of anxiety or depression do not have reduced chances of becoming pregnant via IVF treatment, according to a new study. Dutch researchers studied 783 women who were undergo