In 2016, we estimate that our work providing high-quality contraception, safe abortion and post-abortion care services across 37 countries prevented 7.6 million unintended pregnancies, averted 4.8 million unsafe abortions, and averted 21,600 maternal deaths.
This saved the countries where we operate £311 million in direct healthcare costs. These are impressive results - a 20% increase on our impact in 2015 - but there is much more to do.
At Marie Stopes International, we believe that every woman has the right to have children by choice, not chance, and we are committed to expanding access to our services to every woman who wants them.
This report highlights the work of our 12,000 team members to meet this commitment, both in terms of preventing unplanned pregnancy, and ensuring any woman who seeks abortion has access to safe services, and is not judged or stigmatised for having done so.