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Victoria in MSI Bolivia clinic
20 May 2015 | Family planning

It's never too late to learn about contraception: life...

Victoria had her first child at just 16 years old. Now after giving birth to 11 children she is learning about contraception for the first time.

She arrived at Marie Stopes International Bolivia’s El Alto clinic, high above the capital La Paz, to be treated for a sexually transmitted infection, but after receiving counselling on contraception she is considering having an IUD fitted. She also plans to share her new-found knowledge with her children, so unlike her they are able to choose the size of their family. Victoria explains:

“I have had 11 children, nine are still living, and I don’t want anymore. I started having kids at 16 years old. I had no idea about...

Victoria had her first child at just 16 years old. Now after giving birth to 11 children she is learning about contraception for the first time.

It's never too late to learn about contraception: life-changing choices in La Paz

08 May 2015 | Family planning

VIDEO: A woman in Guédiawaye

The CSIS Global Health Policy Center recently launched a new film that explores what contraception means to a young woman from Dakar and features...

VIDEO: A woman in Guédiawaye

Touba crowds
01 May 2015 | Family planning

Blessed are the family planning providers

It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that religion and family planning do not mix. Yet in one of the most religious areas of Senegal...

Blessed are the family planning providers

Update from Yemen
29 Apr 2015 | Family planning

Update from Yemen

Despite the conflict and unrest that is crippling parts of Yemen, our team in the country is still continuing to provide many women with family planning and...

Update from Yemen

28 Apr 2015 | Centres

Nepal earthquake: update on team members and services

The following information has been gathered via contact with team members in Kathmandu and other parts of Nepal, following...

Nepal earthquake: update on team members and services

Time to act
22 Sep 2014 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

Time to act: we can and must do more to save women's lives

This week, world leaders meet in New York to discuss the future of global development. We want to remind them, and...

Time to act: we can and must do more to save women's lives

Family planning clients
22 Sep 2014 | Family planning

COMMENT: How can we make women count when the numbers don't...

It's an inconvenient truth to those who are allegedly 'pro-life' that millions of women...

COMMENT: How can we make women count when the numbers don't add up?

22 Sep 2014 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

What does unsafe abortion really mean?

Our teams frequently encounter women suffering the effects of unsafe abortion. Learn more about the causes and shocking consequences in our...

What does unsafe abortion really mean?

The pill
19 Sep 2014 | Family planning

COMMENT: When it comes to contraception, older isn't...

Genevieve Edwards from Marie Stopes UK argues that women who don't fit the footloose twenty...

COMMENT: When it comes to contraception, older isn't necessarily wiser

Marie Stopes International healthworkers in Bolivia
12 Sep 2014 | Maternal health

20 years on from Cairo

Saturday 13th September marks 20 years since 179 countries agreed the International Conference on Population and Development's Progamme of Action.

20 years on from Cairo

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

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