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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

Sion counselling a woman on her family planning options
20 May 2014 | Maternal health

Making Women Matter in Papua New Guinea

Sion Dage has dedicated her life to the reproductive health of women in Papua New Guinea. She has worked as a reproductive health nurse...

Making Women Matter in Papua New Guinea

Myanmar healthworker explains contraceptive options to clients
14 May 2014 | Family planning

The ‘Way Forward’ for mothers and babies in rural Myanmar

Ohn Twe is a village like many others in the aptly named “Dry Zone” of central Myanmar. Public services are few, the...

The ‘Way Forward’ for mothers and babies in rural Myanmar

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

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