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Our impact 2017

In 2017 we reached more women than ever before.

When a woman can control when or whether she has children, she can control her future.

2017 was the year in which we delivered more services, and achieved our greatest health impact in a single year.

Despite challenges imposed by the re-imposition of the Global Gag Rule by the Trump administration early in the year, we continued to deliver more services than ever before, reaching millions of women in some of the world’s most hard-to-reach communities.

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Our impact 2017

Today there are 26.9 million women around the world, who are using contraception provided by Marie Stopes International – that’s more than the populations of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark combined. The services that we provided in 2017 resulted in:

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Stories of individual lives transformed are the reason why we provide the contraception and safe abortion services that allow millions of women and girls to remain in control of their futures.

The women behind the numbers

The figures are impressive in themselves, still more so when you consider that each of them represents an individual woman or girl, using our services to build the life she wants.

We know that when a woman can choose if and when to have children it gives her the chance to take control of her future. Every day we hear from women like Peace and Deborah, whose stories are told in the video below. For teenage girls, like Deborah, this means being able to complete their education. For mothers, like Peace, it means staying healthy and able to care for the children they already have.

Stories of individual lives transformed are the reason why we provide the contraception and safe abortion services that allow millions of women and girls to remain in control of their futures.

Today there are 26.9 million women around the world, who are using contraception provided by Marie Stopes International – that’s more than the populations of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark combined.

What we do and why we do it

We exist to empower women and men to have children by choice, not chance. In 37 countries around the world our courageous and passionate teams are going to the last mile to help millions of women access the contraception and safe abortions they need to take greater control of their lives. Learn more about the services we provide and the challenges ahead.

What we do

Marie Stopes International helps women to have children by choice, not chance. We do this by providing contraception and safe abortion to women in urban and rural communities all over the world.

What we do

The challenge

A global crisis looms as millions of women are unable to access life-saving contraception and safe abortion. As the situation becomes ever more urgent, we must take strong action now.

The challenge

Global Impact Report 2017: This is how we change the world

This year we profile the work our teams are doing to reach adolescents. We do this because we know that the needs of young women and girls are as great as any other age group. It is our duty to listen to them and support them equally.

Global impact report 2017

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Every woman should have the right to choose when and whether to have children.

The Global Gag Rule means millions will be left without that choice.