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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 waiting for family planning in Ghana
09 Apr 2014 | Maternal health

The Vision of Cairo: a perspective from the past, for the future

This week, at the 47th Conference on Population and Development, reproductive health advocate Professor Fred...

The Vision of Cairo: a perspective from the past, for the future

Social marketing agents talking to inmates about family planning and reproductive health
27 Mar 2014 | Family planning

Prison bars prove no barrier for outreach team

We prioritise reaching vulnerable and under-served people and in Senegal we've put this into action with our first visit to a...

Prison bars prove no barrier for outreach team

Client receives family planning counselling in Myanmar
26 Feb 2014 | Family planning

A Valentine’s Day to Remember

The team at the Char Mya Thar Si clinic in Myanmar had braced themselves for a busy day. Not only was it a Friday, one of the centre’s most...

A Valentine’s Day to Remember

Marie Stopes International's clinic in Bristol
09 Jan 2014 | HIV / STIs

Why older isn't wiser when it comes to our sex lives

Genevieve Edwards, our UK Director of Communications, shares findings from a recent study which reveals many British...

Why older isn't wiser when it comes to our sex lives

Woman at Marie Stopes Uganda clinic
01 Dec 2013 | HIV / STIs

Youth-friendly, integrated services key to making AIDS-free...

Young people account for 40% of all new HIV infections. Each day, more than 2,400 young people...

Youth-friendly, integrated services key to making AIDS-free generation a reality

Kayayei in Ghana
13 Nov 2013 | Family planning

Empowering kayayei - Ghana's market women take control

Premièring at the 2013 International Conference on Family Planning, this new film from Ghana shows the impact of...

Empowering kayayei - Ghana's market women take control

Marie Stopes International Northern Ireland
17 Oct 2013 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

Is this a tipping point in the abortion debate in Northern Ireland?

Genevieve Edwards writes from Belfast, on the anniversary of the opening of our groundbreaking sexual and...

Is this a tipping point in the abortion debate in Northern Ireland?

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

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

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