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Women hear about their contraceptive options in Kenya
21 Jan 2015 | Family planning

COMMENT: Why I agree with the Pope on family planning – up to a point

The Pope is right. As a passionate advocate for contraception and women’s rights, you might be surprised to hear that there is much crossover between my views and that of the Holy Father, but in a lot of ways Pope Francis and I are in complete agreement.

We both want to see happy children raised in happy homes: children who are able to grow up and contribute to society. It also seems from his comments this week that the Pope recognises the benefits of healthy spacing between children and being able to decide when to say when enough is enough. Where we are at odds is how to achieve that, but I’ll come to that later.

The Pope also hit the nail on the head when he said that no outside institution should impose its views on regulating family size....

The Pope is right. As a passionate advocate for contraception and women’s rights, you might be surprised to hear that there is much crossover between my views and that of the Holy Father, but in a lot of ways Pope Francis and I are in complete agreement.

COMMENT: Why I agree with the Pope on family planning – up to a point

Tim Black, Zimbabwe
07 Jan 2015 | Family planning

Honouring our founder's birthday: A call to advance family...

To mark the birthday of our founder, Tim Black, CBE, who recently passed away, we look back on a recent...

Honouring our founder's birthday: A call to advance family planning

Religious leader talking to women about contraception in Uganda
02 Jan 2015 | Family planning

Faith and family planning

In many countries, we work with religious leaders to educate communities on the benefits of modern contraception.

Faith and family planning

Dr Tim Black
12 Dec 2014 | Family planning

The Times obituary of Dr Tim Black, CBE 1937 - 2014

Forceful pioneer of birth control in developing countries who never shied away from controversy.

The Times obituary of Dr Tim Black, CBE 1937 - 2014

Tim Black
12 Dec 2014 | Family planning

Marie Stopes International founder dies

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our founder and board member, Dr Tim Black, CBE.

Marie Stopes International founder dies

23 Jun 2014 | Maternal health

Supporting survivors of gender-based violence

A new project with Marie Stopes Tanzania and the Tanzanian Police Force, is ensuring survivors of gender-based and sexual violence ...

Supporting survivors of gender-based violence

A client speaks to an Marie Stopes International South Sudan worker about her contraceptive options
16 Jun 2014 | Family planning

Delivering for women in the face of adversity

While the volatile political and security situation in South Sudan continues, our programme there has continued to provide much...

Delivering for women in the face of adversity

Outreach clients hear about their contraceptive options
10 Jun 2014 | Family planning

Flexible approach proves a winning formula in Madagascar

Madagascar has been plagued by political and economic instability since a 2009 coup that resulted in the suspension of...

Flexible approach proves a winning formula in Madagascar

Outreach in Papua New Guinea
03 Jun 2014 | Maternal health

Family planning: Why it’s time we face up to the future

Where we work in Papua New Guinea everyone knows a woman who has died in childbirth. Availability and knowledge of...

Family planning: Why it’s time we face up to the future

USAID SIFPO award
23 May 2014 | Family planning

Marie Stopes International secures $74 million USAID award

Marie Stopes International is delighted to have been awarded a new five-year USAID Cooperative Agreement: Support for...

Marie Stopes International secures $74 million USAID award

Sion counselling a woman on her family planning options
20 May 2014 | Maternal health

Making Women Matter in Papua New Guinea

Sion Dage has dedicated her life to the reproductive health of women in Papua New Guinea. She has worked as a reproductive health nurse...

Making Women Matter in Papua New Guinea

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