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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

Client counselling in Burkina Faso
10 Jun 2015 | Family planning

One big push for family planning in Burkina Faso

Last month, Burkina Faso celebrated national family planning week and Marie Stopes International Burkina Faso played a starring...

One big push for family planning in Burkina Faso

Counselling in Nigeria
04 Jun 2015 | Family planning

COMMENT: Doubling our FP2020 pledge

Our CEO, Simon Cooke, comments on the news that Marie Stopes International will double its FP2020 commitment, pledging to reach 12 million new...

COMMENT: Doubling our FP2020 pledge

Victoria in MSI Bolivia clinic
20 May 2015 | Family planning

It's never too late to learn about contraception: life...

Victoria had her first child at just 16 years old. Now after giving birth to 11 children...

It's never too late to learn about contraception: life-changing choices in La Paz

08 May 2015 | Family planning

VIDEO: A woman in Guédiawaye

The CSIS Global Health Policy Center recently launched a new film that explores what contraception means to a young woman from Dakar and features...

VIDEO: A woman in Guédiawaye

Touba crowds
01 May 2015 | Family planning

Blessed are the family planning providers

It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that religion and family planning do not mix. Yet in one of the most religious areas of Senegal...

Blessed are the family planning providers

Update from Yemen
29 Apr 2015 | Family planning

Update from Yemen

Despite the conflict and unrest that is crippling parts of Yemen, our team in the country is still continuing to provide many women with family planning and...

Update from Yemen

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