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Burkina Faso cotton producers
22 Apr 2015 | Family planning

Cottoning on to contraception

Cotton producers have emerged as unlikely allies in our efforts to reduce resistance to contraception in Burkina Faso.

In Burkina Faso, 2,800 women die each year from complications during pregnancy and childbirth and just 15% of married women use a modern contraceptive method.

The needs are huge, but so too is stigma and resistance to contraception, which makes getting the message across challenging. However, Marie Stopes Burkina Faso has found an innovative way to make contraceptive access a reality.

By working with established networks of cotton producers in the rural Mouhoun Province – teaching them about the benefits of contraception and...

Cotton producers have emerged as unlikely allies in our efforts to reduce resistance to contraception in Burkina Faso.

Cottoning on to contraception

FP2020
21 Apr 2015 | Family planning

Marie Stopes International extends condolences to our colleagues at...

Valerie DeFillipo’s...

Marie Stopes International extends condolences to our colleagues at Family Planning 2020 at the passing of Founding Executive Director Valerie DeFillipo

Treatment in protective clothing
15 Apr 2015 | Family planning

Getting back to normality after Ebola

The latest World Health Organisation report on Ebola reveals an uncertain and variable situation in Sierra Leone and the West Africa region.

Getting back to normality after Ebola

Yemen update
08 Apr 2015 | Family planning

Update on services in Yemen

Our team are continuing to provide life-changing health services where possible, as aid workers warn of an unfolding humanitarian crisis.

Update on services in Yemen

Young people Papua New Guinea
30 Mar 2015 | Young people

Giving young people a voice in Papua New Guinea

Gaining insight into how we can better serve growing youth populations is critical. In Papua New Guinea, a filmmaking project has...

Giving young people a voice in Papua New Guinea

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...

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

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

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