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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

Partnering to limit the harm caused by unsafe abortion
27 Feb 2014 | Post abortion care

Stopping the harm caused by unsafe abortion

Every year 47,000 women die after an unsafe abortion and 8 million more women are left suffering from short term or permanent...

Stopping the harm caused by unsafe abortion

Client receives family planning counselling in Myanmar
26 Feb 2014 | Family planning

A Valentine’s Day to Remember

The team at the Char Mya Thar Si clinic in Myanmar had braced themselves for a busy day. Not only was it a Friday, one of the centre’s most...

A Valentine’s Day to Remember

Diana
14 Feb 2014 | Maternal health

Counselling helps Diana to make a life-changing decision

After receiving counselling from Marie Stopes International Ghana, Diana chose to continue her pregnancy, giving birth to...

Counselling helps Diana to make a life-changing decision

Marie Stopes workers in Tanzania
13 Feb 2014 | Family planning

Marie Stopes Tanzania uses 25th anniversary to call for action for...

Marie Stopes Tanzania is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the launch of a new song and a call...

Marie Stopes Tanzania uses 25th anniversary to call for action for young people

Women wait for family planning services at an outreach clinic in Kenya
11 Feb 2014 | Family planning

Vocal local: managing pain in resource-poor settings

Our research study looking at the effectiveness of 'vocal local' as a pain management technique has been published...

Vocal local: managing pain in resource-poor settings

Client receives implant
07 Feb 2014 | Family planning

Implants in Africa: how we increased our impact nine-fold in five...

Between 2008 and 2012, we scaled up voluntary access to contraceptive implants in 15 sub-Saharan African...

Implants in Africa: how we increased our impact nine-fold in five years

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