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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.

As a young physician working in a remote jungle area of Papua New Guinea in the mid-1960s, Dr Tim Black felt a flood of euphoria when he realised that a three-month old baby boy that he had just operated on was going to live. His deep satisfaction turned to shock, then indignation, when he saw the despair on the face of the child’s mother as he placed the malnourished infant into her arms.

“I suddenly realised that I had presented her not only with her baby, but with another mouth to feed — another...

Forceful pioneer of birth control in developing countries who never shied away from controversy.

The Times obituary of Dr Tim Black, CBE 1937 - 2014

Tim Black
12 Dec 2014 | Family planning

Marie Stopes International founder dies

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our founder and board member, Dr Tim Black, CBE.

Marie Stopes International founder dies

12 Days of Women
08 Dec 2014 | Maternal health

12 Days of Women: our highs and lows for women in 2014

At Marie Stopes International we’ve created our own version of the 12 Days of Christmas, reviewing highs and lows for women...

12 Days of Women: our highs and lows for women in 2014

MSSL Nurse Mary
02 Dec 2014 | Family planning

A day in the life: how Ebola has made delivering health services...

The outbreak of Ebola has put incredible strain on nurses in Sierra Leone. Fear of contact with...

A day in the life: how Ebola has made delivering health services harder than ever

14 Nov 2014 | Family planning

India family planning media reports

The deaths and serious complications reported in Chhattisgarh, India, this week are a tragedy and one which must not be repeated.

India family planning media reports

World Vasectomy Day
07 Nov 2014 | Family planning

Vasectomy: the perfect contraception?

Vasectomy is simple, fast and cost-effective. There is no need for a scalpel, no hormones and nothing to insert. It only requires a small...

Vasectomy: the perfect contraception?

Vasectomy on outreach in Uganda
07 Nov 2014 | Family planning

VIDEO: Vasectomy on outreach in Uganda

Creating demand for permanent methods of contraception can be challenging – even more so when it comes to vasectomy. In 2013, Marie Stopes...

VIDEO: Vasectomy on outreach in Uganda

Papua New Guinea men take the lead in family planning
06 Nov 2014 | Family planning

Men in Papua New Guinea take the lead in family planning

Increasing male involvement in family planning is particularly challenging in countries where traditional attitudes and...

Men in Papua New Guinea take the lead in family planning

Tanzanian women queuing for contraceptive services in Dar es Salaam
31 Oct 2014 | Family planning

COMMENT: Hopes and dreams - it’s time to act

Hope has many faces. It is the face of a woman in Tanzania who has borne seven children and finally, for the first time in her life...

COMMENT: Hopes and dreams - it’s time to act

Youth education in Myanmar
16 Oct 2014 | Family planning

Spirit festivals to smartphones: HIV prevention in Myanmar

Our team in Myanmar's work with men who have sex with men, sex workers and young people, shows that adapting and...

Spirit festivals to smartphones: HIV prevention in Myanmar

Marie Stopes with nurses
15 Oct 2014 | Family planning

Celebrating Marie Stopes' birthday

15th October marks the birthday of the woman whose pioneering spirit we carry forward today.

Celebrating Marie Stopes' birthday

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