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- Day 1: an anonymous account of unsafe abortion
- Day 2: young people talk sex, stigma and contraception
- Day 3: students talk to us about sex and contraception on campus
- Day 4: our team members talk about their work
- Day 5: the benefits of our BlueStar social franchise network
- Day 6: we talk to BlueStar family planning clients
- Day 7: losing a daughter in Senegal
- Day 8: a gynaecologists's view on misoprostol
- Day 9: more health professionals talk about misoprostol
- Day 10: family planning in your twenties
- Day 11: the benefits of long-acting contraception
In 2011 Marie Stopes International Senegal opened its doors and became the youngest of our 42 country programmes.
Needs are high in Senegal, so our high quality, voluntary sexual and reproductive health services are crucial.
Contraceptive use in the country is extremely low, and a huge amount of women have an unmet need for family planning.
Access to the full range of contraceptive methods, particularly long acting and permanent methods such as implants, IUDs and tubal ligation is extremely limited.
As a result, the number of unwanted pregnancies and women dying in childbirth is unacceptably high.