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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 the truth about “unsafe” abortion is too much for me too. Often it keeps me up at night.

Like the time we had to help a terrified young schoolgirl who took a chokorboma to solve her problem. Someone gave it to her because that was the way they did abortions there but she could have had no idea what the reality would be. Made from a glass coke bottle and filled with god only knows what, the chokorboma literally exploded within her, rupturing her insides and burning her inside out. Her body was left unrecognisable.

I have never seen anything like it. It was horrifying. Heart-wrenching. Screaming and...

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 the truth about “unsafe” abortion is too much for me too. Often it keeps me up at night.

COMMENT: The truth about “unsafe” abortion

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

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

Ethiopia health worker speaks with a client
05 Aug 2014 | Maternal health

Ethiopia: an MDG success story

Ethiopia has made incredible progress over the last 11 years in increasing access to family planning. This has come in tandem with strong progress...

Ethiopia: an MDG success story

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...

COMMENT: Six institutional obstacles to advances in family planning

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

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

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