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Marie Stopes International (MSI) has today released the results of its 2010 ‘Global Impact Report’ which shows that as a result of services delivered by Marie Stopes International in 2010 an estimated 4.8 million unintended pregnancies, 13,600 maternal deaths and 1.3 million unsafe abortions will be prevented.

02 Jun 2011

Marie Stopes International’s Response to the 2010 Abortion Statistics in England and Wales.

24 May 2011

The Guardian International Development Journalism Competition for aspiring and professional journalists launches today.

03 May 2011

The high court today stood by the current interpretation of the Abortion Act, deciding that women should not have the right to choose where to complete a medical abortion.

14 Feb 2011

Legal action has begun today to secure an updated interpretation of the 1967 Abortion Act that would allow the home-administration of medication prescribed for early medical termination of pregnancy.

13 Jan 2011

Thirty-two year old Jane* walks through a blue door into a house in a quiet street in residential Manchester. The mother of three from Ireland never imagined she would find herself in these circumstances. Jane was one of eight Irish women to visit the Marie Stopes International Manchester clinic yesterday. They were all there for the same reason – to have an abortion.

16 Dec 2010

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Ireland’s abortion law is in breach of international human rights.

16 Dec 2010

Almost two in five (39%) 16-24 year old women have used emergency contraception after sex, indicating that they may not have used or had problems with their contraceptive method, new research undertaken for Marie Stopes International has found.

09 Dec 2010

On World AIDS Day, Marie Stopes International is urging more Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) to provide HIV testing to women who are accessing unplanned pregnancy services.

01 Dec 2010

The Pope has announced that condoms can be used “in certain cases” to protect from the spread of the HIV virus.

26 Nov 2010

Marie Stopes International (MSI) welcomes Dr Babatunde Osotimehin to the position of Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

26 Nov 2010

The Reproductive Health Bill being proposed in The Philippines is continuing to gather support from NGOs and elected local officials in the region of Albay.

20 Oct 2010

HIV tests will be offered to all women and men visiting a Marie Stopes International clinic and will be available free under the NHS for some women accessing unplanned pregnancy services via an NHS referral.

04 Oct 2010

London: One in four sexually active under 24-year-olds responding to a survey undertaken for World Contraception Day, said they had not used contraception with a new partner.

20 Sep 2010

But more work is needed to reach the 2015 Millennium Development Goal.

20 Sep 2010