The World Association of Trainees in Obstetrics & Gynecology (WATOG) is a non-profit organization that represents the first worldwide network of young obstetricians and gynecologists (OB/GYN).
The WATOG was founded on the 7th of October 2012 under the auspices of the Federation International of Gynecologists and Obstetricians (FIGO) and with the support of major international senior societies (ACOG, SOGC, EEBCOC, COGA, FOGSI and FLASOG).
On that day 51 trainee representatives from 73 countries unanimously supported its founding.
Since then the number of member countries has grown to 89 representing more than OB/GYN 100.000 trainees all around the world.
WATOG’s main mission is to help every OB/GYN trainee in the world to access the highest level of education, to overcome cultural and gender barriers and to facilitate contact and exchange between members from different countries.
WATOG’s first concern is to promote the foundation and sustainment of OB/GYN trainee associations at national and regional levels. To achieve this WATOG encourages and helps trainee initiatives but also it collaborates with the FIGO and other national and regional senior associations to strengthen the connection between young and senior representatives of our profession.
The final goal is to potentiate the involvement of OB/GYN trainees in global issues pertaining to reproductive health care, specifically those of the mother, fetus and newborn but also women’s health care in general.