Contact our support offices to talk about our work.
Looking for services in India? Use the contacts below to speak with our advisers.
We have two country programmes in India, delivering family planning and reproductive health services to thousands of women and men - Foundation for Reproductive Health Services India (formerly Marie Stopes India) and Population Health Services India.
Across India there remains a high level of unmet need for family planning services and both our programmes work in partnership with the government to improve service provision in the country.
Marriage at an early age is common – especially among women – with 40% of girls between ages 15 and 19 marrying. That figure rises to 86% by the time they reach 25.
Many women have a minimal role in choosing their spouse, method of contraception, the timing of their first pregnancy, the place of delivery, or the decision to end a pregnancy. Almost half (44%) of all girls age between 15 and 19 in India already have at least one child.
Early marriage in India is common – 40% of girls between age 15 and 19 will marry.
Foundation for Reproductive Health Services India (FRHS India) is working to improve access, choice and quality of reproductive health services among the poor and difficult to reach clients in the states of Rajasthan, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
Working in a Public Private Partnership Model, FRHS India provides a range of family planning services through multiple channels – static clinics, mobile outreach teams, and support to government managed outreach services. Currently, FRHS India has three clinics and 26 outreach teams, and is providing support to 45 government managed outreach sites, making quality family planning services accessible to over 100,000 women and men annually.
Outreach in hard-to-reach parts of the country is a key way in which we improve contraceptive access for the under-served communities who need us most. FRHS India's outreach teams are increasing the provision of long-acting and permanent contraception in nearly 50 districts of the three states.
In 2015-16, FRHS India emerged as India’s No. 1 provider of clinical family planning services in the private and not-for-profit sector, directly providing choice and quality family planning services to 76,154 clients.
Population Health Services India (PHS India) was established in 1999 and has since expanded its operations to offer sexual and reproductive healthcare in 12 centres across four states.
Working with the District Health Authorities in these states, PHS India works to deliver family planning services through centres and outreach. The team lead the field in clinical quality standards and client focus, and their centres double as knowledge and training centres for the Indian Ministry of Health.
The social marketing programme run by PHS India has proved to be one of the most successful in the country, and they are currently the third largest provider of condoms in India. The programme allows us to provide clients in India with as much choice as possible, expand access to both short and long term methods of contraception.
Pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, has announced that the UK's first self-injectable contraceptive for women is now available for use at home.Read more
Today (Tuesday 8th March) is International Women’s Day - an annual event that celebrates women’s achievements and raises awareness of the barriers to gender equality.Read more
Pope Francis has made a statement that, for the remainder of the Jubilee Year, all priests will be permitted to absolve women of "the sin of abortion" - if they repent with "a contrite heart".Read more
Drug company Pfizer has announced it will launch its Sayana Press self-injectable contraceptive for women in the UK to use at home.Read more
On Wednesday 29 July the World Health Organisation (WHO) released some of its most ground-breaking guidance yet in the field of safe abortion.Read more
Four Marie Stopes International team members have been recognised for their work championing family planning, in the 120 Under 40 awards.Read more