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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

Women in Tanzania waiting to receive family planning services
12 Nov 2015 | Family planning

Over 290m of world's poorest women using modern contraception

A new report by Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) released Thursday 12th November shows an unprecedented number of...

Over 290m of world's poorest women using modern contraception

A group information session in Zambia
30 Oct 2015 | Family planning

Marie Stopes International at ICFP

Marie Stopes International will be taking part in the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Indonesia, 9-12 November 2015.

Marie Stopes International at ICFP

Marie Stopes House
15 Oct 2015 | Family planning

90th anniversary of first family planning clinic in London

We're celebrating the 90th anniversary of Marie Stopes House - Marie Stopes’ first clinic in central London and...

90th anniversary of first family planning clinic in London

Ratnapura clinic blessing
05 Oct 2015 | Centres

Ratnapura clinic in Sri Lanka re-opens

The Marie Stopes programme in Sri Lanka has re-opened a clinic in the city of Ratnapura, two years after sustained attacks by religious...

Ratnapura clinic in Sri Lanka re-opens

Young girl and child in Sierra Leone
25 Sep 2015 | Young people

World Contraception Day 2015: failing to educate young can have...

As we prepare to mark World Contraception Day on 26 September 2015, we’re urging action...

World Contraception Day 2015: failing to educate young can have devastating consequences

Women receiving an injection. Image published under Creative Commons licence.
24 Sep 2015 | Family planning

UK women now able to self-inject contraceptive at home

Pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, has announced that the UK's first self-injectable contraceptive for women is now...

UK women now able to self-inject contraceptive at home

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