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Grace Okeyo on outreach
19 Feb 2015 | Family planning

Hard-working nurses go the extra mile to bring women choice in Kenya

Marie Stopes Kenya nurse Grace Okeyo and her team work long, hard days, travelling to remote communities to provide contraception to some of the country’s most marginalised populations. But she always has a warm welcome and a smile for every client she meets.

Her passion for helping women to take control of their future keeps her motivated:

“The services that we provide are vital. The cultural belief in rural Kenya is that you should not have contraception until you have had your first child, which can mean being as young as 13 or 14. At this age, the risk of dying during pregnancy or childbirth is extremely high and once girls have had a baby they are unable to continue with their education.” 

It’s not easy changing strongly held beliefs but Grace is...

Marie Stopes Kenya nurse Grace Okeyo and her team work long, hard days, travelling to remote communities to provide contraception to some of the country’s most marginalised populations. But she always has a warm welcome and a smile for every client she meets.

Hard-working nurses go the extra mile to bring women choice in Kenya

Women in Yemen
03 Feb 2015 | Family planning

COMMENT: Prepare for the worst, hope for the best

Yemen is a country plagued by instability. The shifting balance of power between political parties, tribes, Al Qaeda and Al...

COMMENT: Prepare for the worst, hope for the best

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...

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

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

Time to act
22 Sep 2014 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

Time to act: we can and must do more to save women's lives

This week, world leaders meet in New York to discuss the future of global development. We want to remind them, and...

Time to act: we can and must do more to save women's lives

Family planning clients
22 Sep 2014 | Family planning

COMMENT: How can we make women count when the numbers don't...

It's an inconvenient truth to those who are allegedly 'pro-life' that millions of women...

COMMENT: How can we make women count when the numbers don't add up?

22 Sep 2014 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

What does unsafe abortion really mean?

Our teams frequently encounter women suffering the effects of unsafe abortion. Learn more about the causes and shocking consequences in our...

What does unsafe abortion really mean?

The pill
19 Sep 2014 | Family planning

COMMENT: When it comes to contraception, older isn't...

Genevieve Edwards from Marie Stopes UK argues that women who don't fit the footloose twenty...

COMMENT: When it comes to contraception, older isn't necessarily wiser

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