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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

Nurse examines a pregnant woman in Sierra Leone
19 Nov 2014 | Maternal health

Maternal health on the Ebola frontline

Ebola has caused over 1,200 deaths in Sierra Leone, but while the toll is huge the crisis extends far beyond the number affected by the...

Maternal health on the Ebola frontline

14 Nov 2014 | Family planning

India family planning media reports

The deaths and serious complications reported in Chhattisgarh, India, this week are a tragedy and one which must not be repeated.

India family planning media reports

Bolivia market stall holder
12 Nov 2014 | Maternal health

Vouchers offer hope of reducing needless cancer deaths in Bolivia

In Bolivia, the same weak health systems that leave women at risk of dying in pregnancy or from unsafe abortion...

Vouchers offer hope of reducing needless cancer deaths in Bolivia

World Vasectomy Day
07 Nov 2014 | Family planning

Vasectomy: the perfect contraception?

Vasectomy is simple, fast and cost-effective. There is no need for a scalpel, no hormones and nothing to insert. It only requires a small...

Vasectomy: the perfect contraception?

Vasectomy on outreach in Uganda
07 Nov 2014 | Family planning

VIDEO: Vasectomy on outreach in Uganda

Creating demand for permanent methods of contraception can be challenging – even more so when it comes to vasectomy. In 2013, Marie Stopes...

VIDEO: Vasectomy on outreach in Uganda

Papua New Guinea men take the lead in family planning
06 Nov 2014 | Family planning

Men in Papua New Guinea take the lead in family planning

Increasing male involvement in family planning is particularly challenging in countries where traditional attitudes and...

Men in Papua New Guinea take the lead in family planning

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