Since the beginning of the 20th century, the first steps were taken to become interested in a specialized practice of medicine dedicated to women. In countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Chile and Argentina both clinical and surgical practice is developing. On July 1, 1908, they appear as historical data of the Foundation of the Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Buenos Aires since then with periodic meetings and thus the First Argentine Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology appears from August 9 to 15, 1931.
SPGO: The Paraguayan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology was founded on November 5, 1941 in a meeting held at the National Maternity Amphitheater, and its provisional commission was made up of doctors Julio Manuel Morales, Gustavo Vera Vargas, Emilio Velilla and Rodolfo Mónges . In March 1949, an extraordinary assembly resolved matters that had postponed the Company’s action, in the same way a new Board of Directors was elected, appointing Prof. Dr. Julio Manuel Morales Honorary President and Prof. Dr. Dr. Vicente Chase Sosa, under his management, the Company resumed its initial activity and was given a new impulse by obtaining affiliation to FLASOG and FIGO.
On October 15, 1935, the Chilean Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology was created. The first antecedent of organization of the Mexican Gynecology-Obstetrics occurred in 1945 with the founding of the Mexican Association of Gynecology and Obstetrics. On June 30, 1947, with 24 members and chaired by Dr. Constantino J. Carvallo; son of whom is considered the father of the Peruvian Gynecology Dr. Constantino T Carvallo; the Peruvian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SPOG) was founded.
November 7, 1947, Dr. Julio A. Lavergne summons his colleagues at his residence located in Panama City to start the Panamanian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
FECASOG: It was constituted in May 1949 by representatives of Associations and Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology and as founding members are: Dr. Osberto Rosales and A. González, for El Salvador, Dr. Salvador Batista Mena, for Nicaragua, Dr. F. Robleto Gallo , for Costa Rica Dr. Max Terán Valls and Marino Urpí and for Panama Dr. Julio Armando Lavergne.
FEBRASGO – founded on October 30, 1959, in the city of Belo Horizonte, Latin America has been experiencing an integrationist interest since the 1940s and the first steps have been taken to direct actions towards the creation of a group that integrate all colleagues from Latin America. In historical documents of the Society of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay there are annotations in which Dr. Augusto Turenne proposes the integration of the Associations of the countries in a single institution.
In the minutes of the Chilean Society of August 1946, there appears a formal request from Dr. Raúl García Valenzuela proposing a Latin American “Association” of obstetricians and gynecologists.
During the period 1948-1949 in the presidency of the Chilean Society of Dr. Víctor Avilés B., together with colleagues from the Uruguayan and Argentine Societies, he promoted the bases for the signing in March 1949 of the First Agreement ratified in October of In the same year in Buenos Aires, Drs. Américo Stábile, J. Alberto Castro and José Aguirre on behalf of the Uruguayan Gynecological Society were integrating its first Permanent Committee, corresponding to drafting the first draft of the Statute.
In 1952, from October 26 to 31, the first Latin American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina under the Presidency of Dr. Normando Arenas.
Congresses are held with the periodicity established by the Statute:
1954 – Brazil 1958 – Mexico 1962 – Colombia 1966 – Chile 1970 – Costa Rica 1973 – Ecuador 1978 – Peru 1981 – Dominican Republic 1984 – Venezuela 1987 – Guatemala 1990 – Uruguay Panama 1993 – Paraguay 1996 – El Salvador 1999 – Bolivia 2005 – Dominican Republic 2008 – Mendoza, Argentina 2011 – Managua, Nicaragua 2014 – Guayaquil, Ecuador 2017 – Cancun, Mexico
At the end of their work as directors at FLASOG, doctors Alfonso Álvarez Bravo, Luis Castelazo Ayala and J. Martin Giménez Miranda in 1966 wrote a document on “ The History of FLASOG ”.
Similarly, at the end of their work as members of the Executive Committee 1966-1970, Doctors Arturo Aparicio Jaramillo, Fernando Sánchez Torres and Carlos Casas Santofimio published a book entitled “History of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Latin America”, compiling historical documents from 14 of the countries. members of FLASOG. The FLASOG membership is made up of the active members of each of the Societies or Federations with figures of more than 20 thousand members.
In Latin America we have great doctors who have stood out with their research and have dictated guidelines within Latin America and worldwide, just to mention a few: Dr. Samuel Karchmer K, Mexico Perinatology, Dr. Roberto Caldeyro Barcia, Uruguay, Physiology Obstetrics Dr. Arturo Zárate Mexico Gynecological Endocrinology Dr. Alfonso Álvarez Bravo, Mexico, Gynecology, Dr. Luis Castelazo Ayala, Mexico Obstetrics. Dr. Arnaldo Acosta, Paraguay Gynecological Endocrinology, Dr. Otto Rodríguez Armas, Venezuela Gynecological Endoscopy, Dr. Newton Osborne, Panama, Epidemiology, Ultrasonography and in Music.
Dr. Waldo Sepúlveda L. Endoscopic Fetal Surgery Program, Santiago, Chile. In ultrasonography in Perinatology: Dr. Luiz Bailao -Brazil Dr. Luis Flavio Goncalves-USA Dr. Luiz Eduardo Machado -Brazil, Dr. Raúl Martínez -Mexico Dr. Andrés A Mejides -USA Dr. Francisca S Molina.
Dr. Luis Nieves -Venezuela Dr. Renato Ximenes -Brazil Dr. Alberto Sosa Olavarria Venezuela, Perinatology, “Ultrasonography and Embryo Fetal Clinic” Dr. Miguel Lo Vuolo Argentina “Ultrasonography and Fetal Doppler” Dr. Rubén Quintero in Fetal Medicine, Operative Fetoscopy with Surgical Techniques with Laser (guest speaker at this congress).