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Family planning counselling session in Mynamar
30 Jul 2014 | Family planning

COMMENT: Six institutional obstacles to advances in family planning

Founders of Marie Stopes International and DKT International reveal what they think are the six institutional obstacles to advances in family planning in The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care.

Abstract

In order to capitalise on new opportunities to advance contraceptive and reproductive health choices globally, organisations working in these fields will need to overcome six institutional obstacles.

These are: (i) committee management; (ii) over-medicalisation; (iii) fear of risk and controversy; (iv) conferences, meetings, and symposia; (v) obsession with coordination; and (vi) fear of sex. The reproductive health community will require energy, innovative approaches, and a sharp focus on service delivery to address...

Founders of Marie Stopes International and DKT International reveal what they think are the six institutional obstacles to advances in family planning in The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care.

COMMENT: Six institutional obstacles to advances in family planning

Telemedicine partnership in Myanmar
25 Jul 2014 | Family planning

Harnessing technology to reach the underserved

A mobile health partnership is set to improve maternal and child healthcare in Myanmar.

Harnessing technology to reach the underserved

Best NGO in family health award
23 Jul 2014 | Family planning

State recognition for Marie Stopes India

Marie Stopes India has been named Best NGO in Rajasthan working in family welfare - for the fourth year in a row.

State recognition for Marie Stopes India

Students in Papua New Guinea
18 Jul 2014 | Family planning

“Young life should be enjoyable”

Young people in PNG tell us why sexual and reproductive health matters to them.

“Young life should be enjoyable”

Young women in Ghana
07 Jul 2014 | Maternal health

COMMENT: As World Cup excitement reaches fever pitch, there's...

World Cup fever has had everybody gripped, here in Ghana and across the...

COMMENT: As World Cup excitement reaches fever pitch, there's another goal still worth fighting for

Griot in Mali
17 Apr 2014 | Family planning

Local vocals: singing storytellers spread the word in Mali

We're proud of the many channels we use to communicate family planning messages, but in Mali our team have gone...

Local vocals: singing storytellers spread the word in Mali

Women receiving family planning advice in India
10 Apr 2014 | Maternal health

The march backwards: women’s sexual and reproductive rights at risk

Spain is about to criminalise abortion; politicians in the UK repeatedly attempt to reduce the 24-week limit...

The march backwards: women’s sexual and reproductive rights at risk

Women waiting for family planning in Ghana
09 Apr 2014 | Maternal health

The Vision of Cairo: a perspective from the past, for the future

This week, at the 47th Conference on Population and Development, reproductive health advocate Professor Fred...

The Vision of Cairo: a perspective from the past, for the future

Health clinic in the Philippines
09 Apr 2014 | Family planning

Free contraceptives for all Filipinos: ground-breaking law judged...

For over a year, the Philippines has been debating whether or not its historic reproductive...

Free contraceptives for all Filipinos: ground-breaking law judged constitutional

Vietnam Factory Workers
04 Apr 2014 | Family planning

Bringing health information to Vietnam’s factories

In two of Vietnam’s most industrialised provinces, Binh Duong and Dong Nai, Marie Stopes International Vietnam is making a...

Bringing health information to Vietnam’s factories

Social marketing agents talking to inmates about family planning and reproductive health
27 Mar 2014 | Family planning

Prison bars prove no barrier for outreach team

We prioritise reaching vulnerable and under-served people and in Senegal we've put this into action with our first visit to a...

Prison bars prove no barrier for outreach team

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