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Dina Appiah
29 Sep 2016 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

The reality of unsafe abortion

Nearly 22 million women and girls resort to unsafe abortion each year in a desperate attempt to end their unintended pregnancies. Some, like Dina live to tell their stories. Many others do not.

Dina Appiah is 27 years old and is living with her parents and four children in Accra, Ghana. Like many parents across the world, Dina begins her day by getting her children ready for school and herself ready to go to work as a security guard in the city. 

Just like many women across the world – due to lack of accessible family planning information and services – Dina has, more than once, risked her life in order to take control of and plan her life. 

Growing up in a community where Dina had limited access to family...

Nearly 22 million women and girls resort to unsafe abortion each year in a desperate attempt to end their unintended pregnancies. Some, like Dina live to tell their stories. Many others do not.

The reality of unsafe abortion

Team member holding IUD
14 Sep 2016 | Young people

Marie Stopes staff praised for family planning leadership

Four members of Marie Stopes International have been recognised for their work championing family planning, in the 120...

Marie Stopes staff praised for family planning leadership

Bajaji nurses talking to young people
01 Jul 2016 | Family planning

Reconfirming our FP2020 pledge: A focus on young people

Following the FP2020 Reference Group meeting in London this week, Marie Stopes International is today reconfirming its...

Reconfirming our FP2020 pledge: A focus on young people

Panel experts from the event on tackling unsafe abortion
19 May 2016 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

Solutions to tackling unsafe abortion shared at Women Deliver 2016

Over 150 people came together at Women Deliver 2016 to hear an expert panel share their practical experiences...

Solutions to tackling unsafe abortion shared at Women Deliver 2016

International Women's Day
08 Mar 2016 | Safe abortion and post-abortion care

Naomi's struggle shows what happens when women can't...

Today (Tuesday 8th March) is International Women’s Day - an annual event that celebrates women...

Naomi's struggle shows what happens when women can't access contraception

Grace Okeyo on outreach
19 Feb 2015 | Family planning

Hard-working nurses go the extra mile to bring women choice in Kenya

Marie Stopes Kenya nurse Grace Okeyo and her team work long, hard days, travelling to remote communities to...

Hard-working nurses go the extra mile to bring women choice in Kenya

Women in Yemen
03 Feb 2015 | Family planning

COMMENT: Prepare for the worst, hope for the best

Yemen is a country plagued by instability. The shifting balance of power between political parties, tribes, Al Qaeda and Al...

COMMENT: Prepare for the worst, hope for the best

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...

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

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