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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"

Women in Myanmar
03 Sep 2014 | Maternal health

Improving cervical cancer awareness in Myanmar

Cervical cancer is the most common cancer among women aged 15 to 44 in Myanmar. Our programme there is running one of the only...

Improving cervical cancer awareness in Myanmar

Myanmar DFID Visit
28 Aug 2014 | Centres

DFID Minister hails “impressive setup” in Myanmar

This week, Marie Stopes International Myanmar was delighted to host a visit from the UK’s Minister of State for...

DFID Minister hails “impressive setup” in Myanmar

26 Aug 2014 | Maternal health

INTERVIEW: Balancing everyday services with emergency response

Over 1,400 people have died from the Ebola virus, and those of us working in West Africa know that balancing the...

INTERVIEW: Balancing everyday services with emergency response

Unsafe abortion
18 Aug 2014 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

VIDEO: The reality of "unsafe" abortion

Did you know that every year nearly 22 million unsafe abortions take place around the world? That's 22 million times that...

VIDEO: The reality of "unsafe" abortion

Unsafe abortion
18 Aug 2014 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

COMMENT: The truth about “unsafe” abortion

Maybe the truth’s just too much for people. That’s what I think sometimes, when the pain and anger subsides. There are times when...

COMMENT: The truth about “unsafe” abortion

South Sudanese woman with baby
08 Aug 2014 | Family planning

Life-saving services in South Sudan

It is estimated that South Sudan has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world. So while political unrest continues, our...

Life-saving services in South Sudan

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