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Women hear about their contraceptive options in Kenya
21 Jan 2015 | Family planning

COMMENT: Why I agree with the Pope on family planning – up to a point

The Pope is right. As a passionate advocate for contraception and women’s rights, you might be surprised to hear that there is much crossover between my views and that of the Holy Father, but in a lot of ways Pope Francis and I are in complete agreement.

We both want to see happy children raised in happy homes: children who are able to grow up and contribute to society. It also seems from his comments this week that the Pope recognises the benefits of healthy spacing between children and being able to decide when to say when enough is enough. Where we are at odds is how to achieve that, but I’ll come to that later.

The Pope also hit the nail on the head when he said that no outside institution should impose its views on regulating family size....

The Pope is right. As a passionate advocate for contraception and women’s rights, you might be surprised to hear that there is much crossover between my views and that of the Holy Father, but in a lot of ways Pope Francis and I are in complete agreement.

COMMENT: Why I agree with the Pope on family planning – up to a point

Tim Black, Zimbabwe
07 Jan 2015 | Family planning

Honouring our founder's birthday: A call to advance family...

To mark the birthday of our founder, Tim Black, CBE, who recently passed away, we look back on a recent...

Honouring our founder's birthday: A call to advance family planning

Religious leader talking to women about contraception in Uganda
02 Jan 2015 | Family planning

Faith and family planning

In many countries, we work with religious leaders to educate communities on the benefits of modern contraception.

Faith and family planning

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.

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

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

Clients in  Ethiopia
29 Oct 2014 | Maternal health

Thank you to Venture Strategies Innovation

As Venture Strategies Innovation (VSI) wind down their operations, we'd like to thank them for six years of successful...

Thank you to Venture Strategies Innovation

MSI Myanmar healthworkers
27 Oct 2014 | Maternal health

Making the hidden visible: addressing sexual and gender-based...

A wife beaten by her husband. A young girl raped by a neighbour. A sexual assault case stalled...

Making the hidden visible: addressing sexual and gender-based violence in Myanmar

Social franchising
23 Oct 2014 | Social franchising

Social franchising in focus

Social franchising is one of the innovative ways in which we deliver services to the world’s most under-served people. To mark this week's Global...

Social franchising in focus

Dawn Purvis
17 Oct 2014 | Centres

Hopes for the women of Northern Ireland

As Marie Stopes Northern Ireland prepares to mark its second anniversary, Programme Director Dawn Purvis sends a message of thanks to...

Hopes for the women of Northern Ireland

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

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