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Outreach in Papua New Guinea
03 Jun 2014 | Maternal health

Family planning: Why it’s time we face up to the future

Where we work in Papua New Guinea everyone knows a woman who has died in childbirth. Availability and knowledge of contraception is limited and to reduce the chance of falling pregnant, many husbands and wives don’t sleep in the same bed.

Sadly theirs is not an isolated experience. Today an estimated 222 million women in the developing world who want to avoid pregnancy are not using a modern method of contraception. But when you look just a few years into the future, the picture becomes even more daunting. 

In 2010 there were 193 million women of reproductive age living in sub Saharan Africa, but in the coming years, the number will grow at the fastest rate in history.  By 2020, there will be 258 million and in 2050 the numbers soar to 529 million.

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Where we work in Papua New Guinea everyone knows a woman who has died in childbirth. Availability and knowledge of contraception is limited and to reduce the chance of falling pregnant, many husbands and wives don’t sleep in the same bed.

Family planning: Why it’s time we face up to the future

17 Oct 2013 | Centres

Marie Stopes Northern Ireland marks milestone in sexual and...

Today, we are marking a milestone in sexual and reproductive health with the first anniversary of...

Marie Stopes Northern Ireland marks milestone in sexual and reproductive health

Reaching the under-served
08 Jul 2013 | Family planning

Our impact in 2012

Today sees the release of our 2012 Global Impact Report, in which we examine the overall impact of our family planning and safe abortion services in 2012.

Our impact in 2012

outreach in Afghanistan
15 Mar 2013 | Family planning

Finnish government doubles funding for Marie Stopes International...

With one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world, Afghanistan remains among the most...

Finnish government doubles funding for Marie Stopes International Afghanistan

Marie Stopes International Senegal
25 Feb 2013 | Family planning

12 months in 12 days: our first year in Senegal

In the run-up to International Women's Day on 8th March, our unique photojournal will give you a glimpse into our first year...

12 months in 12 days: our first year in Senegal