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Latest FIGO Newsletter now online!

The December 2016 issue of the FIGO Newsletter is now available online. Please click here.

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The latest FIGO Post-Partum IUD Initiative Newsletter is available here . The Newsletter is 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.

Acupuncture could reduce hot flushes in half of menopausal women

Acupuncture could reduce the frequency of hot flushes experienced by women going through menopause, according to a new study. Conducted by researchers at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, North Carolina, US, the study found that eight weeks of acupuncture reduced the amount of hot flushes by...

Thailand considering testing all pregnant women for Zika

Authorities in Thailand are considering testing all pregnant women for the Zika virus, according to the country’s Ministry of Public Health. It follows the first known cases of Zika-linked microcephaly found in newborns in Thailand. ? Microcephaly is characterised in babies by a small head,...

Hot flushes at night linked to depression

A new study has revealed that menopausal women who experience hot flushes at night are more at risk of depression. The study’s first author Dr Hadine Joffe, of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA, said: "When women...

Ovarian removal ‘should not be an option for premenopausal women’

New research has suggested that the practice of removing ovaries in premenopausal women to prevent ovarian cancer should be discontinued in women not at high risk of developing the disease. Carried out by the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA, the study revealed that women under the age of 46 who had...

Women taking the pill ‘more likely to be treated for depression’

Women taking hormonal birth control are more likely to be treated for depression, according to a new study. The study, conducted by researchers at Denmark’s University of Copenhagen and colleagues, looked at the medical records of more than a million women and girls. It found that those who...

Baby born from method using three people’s DNA

The world’s first baby created by a new ‘three person’ fertility technique has been born. The baby boy has DNA from his mother and father as well as genetic code from a donor. This new method aims to prevent any serious genetic conditions being passed down to children. Medical...

Diabetes in pregnancy - a growing concern in South Asia

The 1st DIP Asia Pacific Symposium on Diabetes, Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome and Pregnancy (DIPAP) was held in Colombo from 8-10 September. Please see the latest news piece on the issue of diabetes in pregnancy, featuring the involvement of the FIGO Hyperglycemia in Pregnancy Working Group .

Philippines reports first case of Zika in pregnant woman

The Philippines has reported its first case of Zika in a pregnant woman. Two other people have also tested positive for the virus, taking the total number of people affected in the country to 12. According to the Department of Health (DoH) in the Philippines, the victim has been confirmed as a 22-...

Thailand investigating suspected Zika-related microcephaly cases

Authorities in Thailand are investigating four suspected cases of Zika-related microcephaly. The cases involve three infants and a 36-week unborn baby. They would be the first cases of microcephaly caused by Zika in Southeast Asia, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The Thai Ministry...

FIGO supports World Contraception Day (26 September 2016)

Statement from the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) on World Contraception Day 2016 Please click here to view the statement