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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

Women listen to a talk about their contraceptive options in Uganda
25 Sep 2013 | Family planning

World Contraception Day: expanding women’s choice, wherever they live

“Know your options”— this is the message as we mark World Contraception Day on 26th September. But...

World Contraception Day: expanding women’s choice, wherever they live

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

Marie Stopes International Nigeria client waiting for family planning counselling
20 May 2013 | Maternal health

Services, delivery on the ground and impact: Marie Stopes...

From 28th to 30th May, we'll be at the Women Deliver 2013 conference, working to...

Services, delivery on the ground and impact: Marie Stopes International at Women Deliver

Marie Stopes Sierra Leone team on a speedboat
18 Mar 2013 | Clinical outreach

Launching family planning in Sierra Leone’s fishing communities

Our programme in Sierra Leone recently launched its own speedboat (thanks to funding from the EC and DFID) to...

Launching family planning in Sierra Leone’s fishing communities

12 Oct 2012 | Post abortion care

Lifesaving post-abortion care now available to women in Afghanistan

We are pleased to announce the launch of new guidelines which will give Afghan women suffering complications...

Lifesaving post-abortion care now available to women in Afghanistan

Ugandan client and child
20 Sep 2012 | Family planning

USAID and DFID funded family planning initiative launched in Uganda

A USAID and UKAID funded programme which aims to increase the contraceptive prevalence rate in Uganda was...

USAID and DFID funded family planning initiative launched in Uganda

outreach in Uganda
07 Sep 2012 | Family planning

Video: family planning outreach in Uganda

A new video report on family planning in Uganda shows how our clinical outreach team are delivering vital family planning services to...

Video: family planning outreach in Uganda

Bangladeshi men
04 Sep 2012 | Family planning

Vasectomy: a Bangladeshi success story

Vasectomy is an increasingly popular choice of contraception in Bangladesh. Between 1996 and 2011 the number of men choosing the procedure...

Vasectomy: a Bangladeshi success story

an outreach worker with clients in Tanzania
28 Jun 2012 | Clinical outreach

USAID and GIZ visit clinical outreach team in Tanzania

Our programme in Tanzania was delighted to host a visit from Tim Manchester and Marguerite Farrell from USAID and Beate...

USAID and GIZ visit clinical outreach team in Tanzania

women in Ethiopia
27 Apr 2012 | Clinical outreach

Dutch award to strengthen private sector in Ethiopia

Our programme in Ethiopia is delighted to have been awarded €13 million by the Dutch government for a project to improve the...

Dutch award to strengthen private sector in Ethiopia

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