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Young women in Ghana
07 Jul 2014 | Maternal health

COMMENT: As World Cup excitement reaches fever pitch, there's...

World Cup fever has had everybody gripped, here in Ghana and across the world. The anticipation, the victorious highs and the painful lows. The World Cup has that unique ability to bring people and countries together.

There will be nearly 77,000 people watching the final at Estadio Nacional in Brazil on Sunday. But as the world waits with baited breath, a number that I find harder to picture is 289,000. That’s the number of women who died from pregnancy or childbirth last year; nearly four times the number of people we’ll see in the crowds this Sunday. 

Contraception is the key

Giving birth is a beautiful thing, miraculous even, but things can go wrong and sadly in countries like mine, too...

World Cup fever has had everybody gripped, here in Ghana and across the world. The anticipation, the victorious highs and the painful lows. The World Cup has that unique ability to bring people and countries together.

COMMENT: As World Cup excitement reaches fever pitch, there's another goal still worth fighting for

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...

Family planning: Why it’s time we face up to the future

Marie Stopes UK
28 Apr 2014 | Family planning

Our research shows women being failed by short-term contraception

Today, Marie Stopes UK launches the findings of the first research in the UK into the contraceptive use of...

Our research shows women being failed by short-term contraception

Woman from Ethiopia
10 Mar 2014 | Maternal health

Women's right to health and wellbeing

On International Women's day, Glenys Kinnock delivered a speech to The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists on '...

Women's right to health and wellbeing

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

Diana
14 Feb 2014 | Maternal health

Counselling helps Diana to make a life-changing decision

After receiving counselling from Marie Stopes International Ghana, Diana chose to continue her pregnancy, giving birth to...

Counselling helps Diana to make a life-changing decision

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

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

Estimated number of deaths caused annually by unsafe abortion, and what this is as a proportion of all maternal deaths
28 Sep 2013 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

Post-abortion care: a life saving intervention

On International Day of Action for the Decriminalisation of Abortion, we take a look at the life-saving work being carried out to...

Post-abortion care: a life saving intervention

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

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