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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

Partnering to limit the harm caused by unsafe abortion
27 Feb 2014 | Post abortion care

Stopping the harm caused by unsafe abortion

Every year 47,000 women die after an unsafe abortion and 8 million more women are left suffering from short term or permanent...

Stopping the harm caused by unsafe abortion

Monica outside Marie Stopes Tanzania centre
23 Dec 2013 | Post abortion care

Let’s talk about sex: why education about sex and contraception is...

63% of Tanzanian adolescents who are in a relationship are sexually active, but denied...

Let’s talk about sex: why education about sex and contraception is vital to young women

Reaching the under-served
08 Jul 2013 | Family planning

Our impact in 2012

Today sees the release of our 2012 Global Impact Report, in which we examine the overall impact of our family planning and safe abortion services in 2012.

Our impact in 2012

Abortion flyers
28 May 2013 | Post abortion care

The real life impact of unsafe abortion

Unsafe abortion is a serious global and public health concern. Around one in 10 pregnancies worldwide end in an unsafe abortion, causing...

The real life impact of unsafe abortion

Marie Stopes International Nigeria client waiting for family planning counselling
20 May 2013 | Maternal health

Services, delivery on the ground and impact: Marie Stopes...

From 28th to 30th May, we'll be at the Women Deliver 2013 conference, working to...

Services, delivery on the ground and impact: Marie Stopes International at Women Deliver

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

Afghan politicians
08 Nov 2012 | Family planning

Afghan women parliamentarians showcase reproductive health and...

We were honoured last night to co-host visiting Afghan women parliamentarians taking part in a...

Afghan women parliamentarians showcase reproductive health and rights achievements

12 Oct 2012 | Post abortion care

Lifesaving post-abortion care now available to women in Afghanistan

We are pleased to announce the launch of new guidelines which will give Afghan women suffering complications...

Lifesaving post-abortion care now available to women in Afghanistan

outreach in Uganda
07 Sep 2012 | Family planning

Video: family planning outreach in Uganda

A new video report on family planning in Uganda shows how our clinical outreach team are delivering vital family planning services to...

Video: family planning outreach in Uganda

launch event of Torit centre
05 Sep 2012 | Family planning

Family planning services strengthened in South Sudan

For the first time, women and men in Torit and the surrounding area in South Sudan have access to family planning and post...

Family planning services strengthened in South Sudan