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Victoria in MSI Bolivia clinic
20 May 2015 | Family planning

It's never too late to learn about contraception: life...

Victoria had her first child at just 16 years old. Now after giving birth to 11 children she is learning about contraception for the first time.

She arrived at Marie Stopes International Bolivia’s El Alto clinic, high above the capital La Paz, to be treated for a sexually transmitted infection, but after receiving counselling on contraception she is considering having an IUD fitted. She also plans to share her new-found knowledge with her children, so unlike her they are able to choose the size of their family. Victoria explains:

“I have had 11 children, nine are still living, and I don’t want anymore. I started having kids at 16 years old. I had no idea about...

Victoria had her first child at just 16 years old. Now after giving birth to 11 children she is learning about contraception for the first time.

It's never too late to learn about contraception: life-changing choices in La Paz

08 May 2015 | Family planning

VIDEO: A woman in Guédiawaye

The CSIS Global Health Policy Center recently launched a new film that explores what contraception means to a young woman from Dakar and features...

VIDEO: A woman in Guédiawaye

Touba crowds
01 May 2015 | Family planning

Blessed are the family planning providers

It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that religion and family planning do not mix. Yet in one of the most religious areas of Senegal...

Blessed are the family planning providers

Update from Yemen
29 Apr 2015 | Family planning

Update from Yemen

Despite the conflict and unrest that is crippling parts of Yemen, our team in the country is still continuing to provide many women with family planning and...

Update from Yemen

28 Apr 2015 | Centres

Nepal earthquake: update on team members and services

The following information has been gathered via contact with team members in Kathmandu and other parts of Nepal, following...

Nepal earthquake: update on team members and services

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.

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

Dr Frimpong
27 Mar 2015 | Family planning

Tribute to Dr Frimpong: a pioneering supporter in Ghana

Dr Fred Gbagbo, Director of Medical Services for our Ghana programme, pays tribute to their pioneering supporter, Dr...

Tribute to Dr Frimpong: a pioneering supporter in Ghana

Ghana Accra
25 Mar 2015 | Family planning

COMMENT: Westerners don't appreciate how amazing contraception is

When Alima was 15-years-old she travelled to the Ghanaian capital to work as a head porter in the market,...

COMMENT: Westerners don't appreciate how amazing contraception is

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