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Women hear about their contraceptive options in Kenya
21 Jan 2015 | Family planning

COMMENT: Why I agree with the Pope on family planning – up to a point

The Pope is right. As a passionate advocate for contraception and women’s rights, you might be surprised to hear that there is much crossover between my views and that of the Holy Father, but in a lot of ways Pope Francis and I are in complete agreement.

We both want to see happy children raised in happy homes: children who are able to grow up and contribute to society. It also seems from his comments this week that the Pope recognises the benefits of healthy spacing between children and being able to decide when to say when enough is enough. Where we are at odds is how to achieve that, but I’ll come to that later.

The Pope also hit the nail on the head when he said that no outside institution should impose its views on regulating family size....

The Pope is right. As a passionate advocate for contraception and women’s rights, you might be surprised to hear that there is much crossover between my views and that of the Holy Father, but in a lot of ways Pope Francis and I are in complete agreement.

COMMENT: Why I agree with the Pope on family planning – up to a point

Tim Black, Zimbabwe
07 Jan 2015 | Family planning

Honouring our founder's birthday: A call to advance family...

To mark the birthday of our founder, Tim Black, CBE, who recently passed away, we look back on a recent...

Honouring our founder's birthday: A call to advance family planning

Religious leader talking to women about contraception in Uganda
02 Jan 2015 | Family planning

Faith and family planning

In many countries, we work with religious leaders to educate communities on the benefits of modern contraception.

Faith and family planning

Dr Tim Black
12 Dec 2014 | Family planning

The Times obituary of Dr Tim Black, CBE 1937 - 2014

Forceful pioneer of birth control in developing countries who never shied away from controversy.

The Times obituary of Dr Tim Black, CBE 1937 - 2014

Tim Black
12 Dec 2014 | Family planning

Marie Stopes International founder dies

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our founder and board member, Dr Tim Black, CBE.

Marie Stopes International founder dies

Marie Stopes with nurses
15 Oct 2014 | Family planning

Celebrating Marie Stopes' birthday

15th October marks the birthday of the woman whose pioneering spirit we carry forward today.

Celebrating Marie Stopes' birthday

Mongolian delegation
01 Oct 2014 | Family planning

Mongolian government delegation visits Marie Stopes International...

We were delighted to host a visit from a delegation of Mongolian parliamentarians, government...

Mongolian government delegation visits Marie Stopes International on UK study tour

Woman in hospital
26 Sep 2014 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

A time to question, a time to act

Today is International Day of Action for the Decriminalisation of Abortion - a time to question what abortion really means and why it happens,...

A time to question, a time to act

World Contraception Day 2014
26 Sep 2014 | Young people

This World Contraception Day, it’s Time to Act

Today is World Contraception Day, a day to break down the taboos surrounding sex and educate young people on the importance of...

This World Contraception Day, it’s Time to Act

UN chamber
24 Sep 2014 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

View from the UN: the scourge of unsafe abortion

Mina Barling, in New York for the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, reflects on the scourge of unsafe abortion...

View from the UN: the scourge of unsafe abortion

Young Tanzanians
24 Sep 2014 | Young people

Why the SDGs must deliver for young people

Tanzania is at a turning point. With over 50% of the population under the age of 20*, Tanzania is younger than it has ever been and...

Why the SDGs must deliver for young people

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