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Nurse examines a pregnant woman in Sierra Leone
19 Nov 2014 | Maternal health

Maternal health on the Ebola frontline

Ebola has caused over 1,200 deaths in Sierra Leone, but while the toll is huge the crisis extends far beyond the number affected by the virus itself.

Even before Ebola, giving birth has always been a frightening prospect in Sierra Leone. But since the outbreak the threat has increased for expectant mothers.

Many hospitals and clinics have closed and health workers, who are at high risk of contracting the disease because of their contact with sick patients, have left their work stations.

Pregnant women are being turned away from hospitals because of fears they may have Ebola, meaning women are missing out on vital antenatal checks and giving birth in dangerous conditions alone...

Ebola has caused over 1,200 deaths in Sierra Leone, but while the toll is huge the crisis extends far beyond the number affected by the virus itself.

Maternal health on the Ebola frontline

14 Nov 2014 | Family planning

India family planning media reports

The deaths and serious complications reported in Chhattisgarh, India, this week are a tragedy and one which must not be repeated.

India family planning media reports

Bolivia market stall holder
12 Nov 2014 | Maternal health

Vouchers offer hope of reducing needless cancer deaths in Bolivia

In Bolivia, the same weak health systems that leave women at risk of dying in pregnancy or from unsafe abortion...

Vouchers offer hope of reducing needless cancer deaths in Bolivia

World Vasectomy Day
07 Nov 2014 | Family planning

Vasectomy: the perfect contraception?

Vasectomy is simple, fast and cost-effective. There is no need for a scalpel, no hormones and nothing to insert. It only requires a small...

Vasectomy: the perfect contraception?

Vasectomy on outreach in Uganda
07 Nov 2014 | Family planning

VIDEO: Vasectomy on outreach in Uganda

Creating demand for permanent methods of contraception can be challenging – even more so when it comes to vasectomy. In 2013, Marie Stopes...

VIDEO: Vasectomy on outreach in Uganda

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

Myanmar healthworker explains contraceptive options to clients
14 May 2014 | Family planning

The ‘Way Forward’ for mothers and babies in rural Myanmar

Ohn Twe is a village like many others in the aptly named “Dry Zone” of central Myanmar. Public services are few, the...

The ‘Way Forward’ for mothers and babies in rural Myanmar

Divine Divas
13 May 2014 | Young people

Divine Divas demand young Zambians' attention

Like other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Zambia has a disproportionately young population and there is a desperate need for...

Divine Divas demand young Zambians' attention

Midwife Wading in Myanmar
12 May 2014 | Maternal health

Marie Stopes International honours midwives and nurses

During the month of May the world honours some of the hardest working women in healthcare: nurses and midwives.

Marie Stopes International honours midwives and nurses

Marie Stopes UK
28 Apr 2014 | Family planning

Our research shows women being failed by short-term contraception

Today, Marie Stopes UK launches the findings of the first research in the UK into the contraceptive use of...

Our research shows women being failed by short-term contraception

Myths about contraception
25 Apr 2014 | Family planning

10 myths about contraception

We believe every woman has a human right to control her own fertility and an important part of that is getting accurate information about contraception.

10 myths about contraception

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