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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

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

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