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 are 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 at a meeting held in 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 issues that had postponed the actions of the Society, in the same way a new Board of Directors was elected, appointing Prof. Dr. Julio Manuel Morales Honorary President and Prof. Dr. President of the entity. Vicente Chase Sosa, under his management, the Society resumes its initial activity and is given a new impetus by obtaining affiliation to FLASOG and FIGO.
On October 15, 1935, the Chilean Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology was created.
The first organizational history of Mexican Obstetrics and Gynecology was in 1945 with the founding of the Mexican Association of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
On June 30, 1947, with 24 members and chaired by Dr. Constantino J. Carvallo; son of who is considered the father of Peruvian Gynecology, Dr. Constantino T Carvallo; the Peruvian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SPOG) was founded.
November 7, 1947, Dr. Julio A. Lavergne convenes his colleagues at his residence in Panama City to start the Panamanian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
FECASOG: It was established in May 1949 by representatives of Obstetrics and Gynecology Associations and Societies and as founding members are Dr. Osberto Rosales and A. González for Guatemala, Dr. Salvador Batista Mena for El Salvador, and Dr. F. for Nicaragua. Robleto Gallo, for Costa Rica Dr. Max Terán Valls and Marino Urpí and for Panama Dr. Julio Armando Lavergne.
FEBRASGO is founded on October 30, 1959, in the city of Belo Horizonte.
Since the 1940s, there has been an interest in integration in Latin America and the first steps are being taken to direct actions towards the creation of a group that integrates 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 into a single institution.
In minutes of the Chilean Society of August 1946 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 Societies of Uruguay and Argentina, he promoted the bases for the signing in March 1949 of the First Agreement ratified in October The same year in Buenos Aires, Doctors Américo Stábile, J. Alberto Castro and José Aguirre, representing the Gynecological Society of Uruguay, were integrated into its first Permanent Committee, corresponding to draft the first preliminary 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.
With the periodicity established by the Statute, the congresses are held:
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; – Cancún, Mexico
At the end of their work as managers in 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 edited a book entitled “History of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Latin America” compiling historical documents from 14 of the countries FLASOG members.
The membership of FLASOG is made up of the active members of each of the Societies or Federations with numbers greater than 20,000 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, Obstetric Physiology 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 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 Embrio-Fetal Clinic” Dr. Miguel Lo Vuolo Argentina “Ultrasonography and Fetal Doppler” Dr. Rubén Quintero in Fetal Medicine, Operative Fetoscopy with Laser Surgical Techniques (invited speaker at this congress).