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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

A Marie Stopes health worker registers a client in Tanzania
12 Dec 2014 | Maternal health

Three ways to fast track universal health coverage in the...

On Universal Health Coverage Day, Simon Cooke, CEO of Marie Stopes International, and Karl Hoffman,...

Three ways to fast track universal health coverage in the developing world

12 Days of Women
08 Dec 2014 | Maternal health

12 Days of Women: our highs and lows for women in 2014

At Marie Stopes International we’ve created our own version of the 12 Days of Christmas, reviewing highs and lows for women...

12 Days of Women: our highs and lows for women in 2014

Community health workers in Kabul, Afghanistan
02 Dec 2014 | Maternal health

Afghanistan focus: Mateya's story

As leaders meet in London to discuss the future of Afghanistan, it is important not to forget the people who are still working on the...

Afghanistan focus: Mateya's story

MSSL Nurse Mary
02 Dec 2014 | Family planning

A day in the life: how Ebola has made delivering health services...

The outbreak of Ebola has put incredible strain on nurses in Sierra Leone. Fear of contact with...

A day in the life: how Ebola has made delivering health services harder than ever

Young women are more vulnerable to HIV. Young women aged 15-24 account for 22% of all new infections worldwide.
01 Dec 2014 | HIV / STIs

World Aids Day Special: 'Linking up' to reach the most...

To mark World Aids Day, we speak to Asad, our Link Up project manager in Bangladesh, about the work we...

World Aids Day Special: 'Linking up' to reach the most vulnerable

BlueStar social franchising clinic in the Philippines
25 Nov 2014 | Social franchising

The best of both worlds: how public-private partnerships deliver...

As support for universal health coverage continues to expand, tremendous opportunities for public-private...

The best of both worlds: how public-private partnerships deliver choice

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