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Ghana Accra
25 Mar 2015 | Family planning

COMMENT: Westerners don't appreciate how amazing contraception is

When Alima was 15-years-old she travelled to the Ghanaian capital to work as a head porter in the market, planning to save money to buy household items for her marriage. But girls working in the market often end up sleeping rough. Some end up pregnant because they are raped or...

Fortunately, Alima heard about our clinic from peer educators who we had trained to raise awareness in the market. She went for counselling with the nurse and decided to take up a method. Alima spoke to our team about what she could do. We made some suggestions, and in the end she chose a five-year implant. Instead of buying crockery with her savings, she decided to go home and enroll in school.

Working in clinics in Ghana and Kenya, I have seen the consequences when contraception is not available. I’ve...

When Alima was 15-years-old she travelled to the Ghanaian capital to work as a head porter in the market, planning to save money to buy household items for her marriage. But girls working in the market often end up sleeping rough. Some end up pregnant because they are raped or forced to exchange sex for somewhere warm to sleep.

COMMENT: Westerners don't appreciate how amazing contraception is

13 Mar 2015 | Centres

Dawn Purvis honoured at the UK Sexual Health Awards

Marie Stopes Northern Ireland’s programme director Dawn Purvis has been named Sexual Health Professional of the Year.

Dawn Purvis honoured at the UK Sexual Health Awards

Women waiting for contraception
12 Mar 2015 | Family planning

Our results and impact in 2014

In 2014 our local teams around the world enabled more women than ever to plan their futures and choose when and whether to have children.

Our results and impact in 2014

Simon Cooke in the Philippines
05 Mar 2015 | Family planning

PHOTO GALLERY: Marie Stopes International CEO visits Philippines

Last week, our CEO Simon Cooke spent time with colleagues in the Philippines.

PHOTO GALLERY: Marie Stopes International CEO visits Philippines

International Women's Day
02 Mar 2015 | Family planning

International Women's Day 2015: celebrating women who "...

International Women's Day is an annual event that celebrates the achievements of women...

International Women's Day 2015: celebrating women who "Make it Happen"

Grace Okeyo on outreach
19 Feb 2015 | Family planning

Hard-working nurses go the extra mile to bring women choice in Kenya

Marie Stopes Kenya nurse Grace Okeyo and her team work long, hard days, travelling to remote communities to...

Hard-working nurses go the extra mile to bring women choice in Kenya

Women in Yemen
03 Feb 2015 | Family planning

COMMENT: Prepare for the worst, hope for the best

Yemen is a country plagued by instability. The shifting balance of power between political parties, tribes, Al Qaeda and Al...

COMMENT: Prepare for the worst, hope for the best

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...

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

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