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FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) organized it’s 22nd World Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Rio De Janeiro, Brasil in October 14-19, 2018. As expected, the meeting was very large (some 11.000 participants) and included multiple sessions (more than 20 parallel sessions!) covering a...

White Paper on contraception access in Europe by the European Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (EPF). This document, together with the 2017’s Council of Europe report on Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Europe, are two essential references and tools for those working...

ESC Granted projects 2018 Internet application and education for young people via Facebook Applicant: Tereza Smrhova Kovacs (Czech Republic) Survey on the attitudes, knowledge and practices on emergency contraceptive pill among Polish physicians Applicant: Krystyna Kacpura (Poland) Actual issues of contraception and reproductive health of Ukrainian military women...

This annual event on 26th September once again produced many and varied events around the world. Thank you to all those who told us what was happening where you are. We joined with our partner organisations using social media to publicise these and to continue...

The Spanish Society of Contraception produced a 'Manifest' at the occasion of World Contraception Day 2018: "Teenager: it's your life, but our future". The alarming increase in sexually transmitted diseases (gonorrhea, syphilis, AIDS, chlamydia, HIV, etc.), the persistence of the same rates of voluntary termination...

Statement Today, unprecedented numbers of people are living in a state of crisis or emergency. In 2018, it is estimated that 135.7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, with conflict and natural disasters predicted to be the biggest drivers.1 Of those in need, approximately...

Now available online: Effect of exogenous estrogens and progestogens on the course of migraine during reproductive age: a consensus statement by the European Headache Federation (EHF) and the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC). We systematically reviewed data about the effect of exogenous estrogens...

3 developments related to the ESC Teaching-tool We will once again offer the option to people teaching in the field of contraception and opinion leaders to visit an ESC-TTT course in Belgrade in November. You can find more course details here. Registration deadline: 15 September...