The International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (Federation International de Gynaecology et d'Obstétrique - FIGO) was entrenched in Geneva in 1954 by Professor Hubert de Watteville, the ‘founding father’ of FIGO.
It is a unique organisation, the only universal organisation representing national societies of obstetricians and gynecologists.
Currently, FIGO has Member Societies in 130 constituents or territories. Its Secretariat is based in London, the United Kingdom.
FIGO has developed from an organisation representing 42 national societies - who attended the founding meeting on 26 July 1954 in Geneva, Switzerland - into a truly international organisation.
Professor Hubert de Watteville, born and educated in Berne, Switzerland (1907-1984), was the ‘founding father’ of FIGO, a charismatic figure, highly regarded as a gynecologist and obstetrician by manifold domestic and foreign patients, including celebrities. His work concentrated on endocrinology and on psychosomatics in gynecologyRead More»