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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

HRH, the Crown Princess of Denmark, meets clients at Marie Stopes International clinic in Yangon, Myanmar
13 Jan 2014 | Maternal health

Denmark's Crown Princess sees life-changing work in Myanmar

We were delighted to welcome HRH the Crown Princess of Denmark, Mary, and the Danish Minister for Development Co...

Denmark's Crown Princess sees life-changing work in Myanmar

Afghan Minister of Public Health unveils symbolic sculpture in Kabul
10 Jan 2014 | Family planning

Putting family planning in the hands of Afghan women

The Afghanistan government reiterated its prioritisation of family planning through the unveiling of a symbolic sculpture in...

Putting family planning in the hands of Afghan women

Marie Stopes International's clinic in Bristol
09 Jan 2014 | HIV / STIs

Why older isn't wiser when it comes to our sex lives

Genevieve Edwards, our UK Director of Communications, shares findings from a recent study which reveals many British...

Why older isn't wiser when it comes to our sex lives

Mona at her home clinic with a client
08 Jan 2014 | Maternal health

'Avon lady'-style business training puts family planning...

Through incorporating business training into our social franchising offer, we&...

'Avon lady'-style business training puts family planning at the heart of the community

Monica outside Marie Stopes Tanzania centre
23 Dec 2013 | Post abortion care

Let’s talk about sex: why education about sex and contraception is...

63% of Tanzanian adolescents who are in a relationship are sexually active, but denied...

Let’s talk about sex: why education about sex and contraception is vital to young women

Flying outreach in South Sudan
13 Dec 2013 | Family planning

Starting from zero: family planning in the newest country in the world

‘Fragile states’ are characterised by poverty and insecurity, but in South Sudan, Marie Stopes...

Starting from zero: family planning in the newest country in the world

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