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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

Divine Divas
13 May 2014 | Young people

Divine Divas demand young Zambians' attention

Like other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Zambia has a disproportionately young population and there is a desperate need for...

Divine Divas demand young Zambians' attention

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

Marie Stopes workers in Tanzania
13 Feb 2014 | Family planning

Marie Stopes Tanzania uses 25th anniversary to call for action for...

Marie Stopes Tanzania is celebrating its 25th anniversary with the launch of a new song and a call...

Marie Stopes Tanzania uses 25th anniversary to call for action for young people

Sarah Opendi FRESH Campaign Launch
31 Jan 2014 | Young people

A FRESH way of reaching young people

Reaching young people is one of the challenges of our work. The words “family planning” don't always resonate with young people, yet if...

A FRESH way of reaching young people

Young, pregnant woman, Bangladesh
30 Oct 2013 | Young people

UNFPA report focuses on adolescent pregnancy

The UNFPA has launched its 2013 State of the World Population Report, focusing on adolescent pregnancy, its serious impact on girls’...

UNFPA report focuses on adolescent pregnancy

Timor Leste Hotline Operator
11 Oct 2013 | Young people

Timor Leste hotline highlights challenges of reaching young women

The best way to reach young people with information on sexual and reproductive health information is to provide...

Timor Leste hotline highlights challenges of reaching young women

Sierra Leone Youth Work
11 Oct 2013 | Young people

Youth work in Sierra Leone: giving girls choice

Young people make up over half of the world’s population and if they are to realise their full potential, we believe girls must be...

Youth work in Sierra Leone: giving girls choice

International Day of the Girl 2013
11 Oct 2013 | Young people

Girls are having sex: how can we help protect them?

Whether through individual choice, because they marry young or are victims of coercion and sexual violence, girls in the...

Girls are having sex: how can we help protect them?

International Youth Day 2013
12 Aug 2013 | Young people

International Youth Day 2013: who knows the best way to reach young...

On International Youth Day, we ask, who knows the best way to reach young people with sexual and...

International Youth Day 2013: who knows the best way to reach young people?

Mi Aye, Bago, Myanmar
11 Jul 2013 | Young people

Ensuring the young are not forgotten

Accessing affordable contraceptives in developing countries can be difficult for many women and men, but for young people the challenge is...

Ensuring the young are not forgotten

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