FIGO has developed from an association speaking to 42 national social orders - which went to the establishing meeting on 26 July 1954 in Geneva, Switzerland - into a really worldwide association.
Educator Hubert de Watteville, conceived and taught in Berne, Switzerland (1907-1984), was the 'establishing father' of FIGO, an appealing figure, exceedingly viewed as a gynecologist and obstetrician by numerous local and remote patients, including big names. His work focused on endocrinology and on psychosomatics in gynecology.
'Prior to the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics was made, global congresses had been held in 1898 in St Petersburg and 1938 in Amsterdam. In Amsterdam it was chosen to hold a different universe congress in 1942 in Berne, Switzerland, however World War II made it incomprehensible. In May 1950, Professor Fred Adair from Chicago and Professor Howard C Taylor Jr from New York sorted out a congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology in New York that was gone to by an incredible number of outside visitors. This congress was the toward the end in a progression of congresses held in the United States by Dr Adair under the support of the American Committee on Maternal Welfare (the trailblazer of ACOG), and was composed by him as the Fourth American and the First International Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Amid this congress it was chosen to make an International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. This alliance was to sort out world congresses at consistent interims, with the first to be held in 1954, if conceivable, in Switzerland. The establishment meeting of FIGO was to occur at this 1954 congress. Dr F L Adair (USA) and Dr H C Taylor (USA), Dr L Gérin - Lajoie (Canada), Dr F Ch van Tongeren (The Netherlands) and I (H de Watteville, Switzerland) were requested that set up a draft constitution. The Swiss Society of Gynecology acknowledged the duty of sorting out the World Congress, picked Geneva as the site, and designated me as the president of the Congress.'Read More»