Choose a country

Latin America
North America
West Asia and Middle East

Contact details

Find country


Contact us

Contact our Nepal support office to talk about our work.

Marie Stopes Nepal
GPO Box 11254
+977 01 4419 371 / 01 4439 681

Looking for services

Looking for services in Nepal? Use the contacts below or visit our Nepal website.

+977 01660 011 9756 (free on NTC network) / 0980 111 9756 (free on Ncell network)
Visit website

Marie Stopes Nepal

Marie Stopes Nepal and its partner, Sunaulo Parivar Nepal (SPN), has been delivering family planning and safe abortion services to thousands of women across the country since 1994.

Using an advocacy-based approach, Marie Stopes Nepal is providing services to meet the needs of women, men and young populations across the country. Our teams are increasing awareness and understanding of contraception, particularly targeting the under-served, marginalised and hard-to-reach populations in Nepal.

In 2018, over 200,000 unsafe abortions were estimated to be prevented by the work our team carried out on the ground.

What we do in Nepal

Our programme in Nepal is one of the leading providers of sexual and reproductive health services, performing more than 75% of all safe abortions. In 2018, over 200,000 unsafe abortions were estimated to be prevented by the work our team carried out on the ground.

In addition to providing excellent services to women across Nepal, we are also committed to supporting the Government of Nepal in its goal to reduce maternal mortality rates, as well as to increase the prevalence rate of the use of modern contraception.

We use diverse channels and ways of working to ensure that women across Nepal with a range of different living situations have accessible and affordable family planning services.


Marie Stopes Nepal began as a centre-based organisation. What originated as just a few centres has now extended to 36 centres within Nepal in 32 districts. Centres play a crucial role as a base for training and act as a vital logistics hub where our outreach teams and community-based distributors go to sterilise equipment and re-stock on clinical supplies.


For many people living in remote areas or urban slums, family planning is neither accessible nor affordable. Through our outreach, we offer family planning choices where health facilities are scarce or of poor quality. As it is very difficult for people in the remote mountain areas to visit the static centres, we take our services directly to them via mobile choice camps or outreach services.

We are working in close collaboration with the district health offices and local communities. Regardless of whether a client visits our static centres or the mobile choice camps, they receive the same quality services.


Marie Stopes Nepal launched an innovative project to work with newlywed couples, by offering a comprehensive package to help them plan their family before or shortly after their wedding.

With high rates of early marriage coupled with low rates of contraceptive use, many young couples begin their marriage ill-equipped to plan their families. As a result, they end up having unwanted and untimely pregnancies at young ages when they are not yet ready to be responsible parents.

To find our more about our newlyweds project, visit

Reaching young people

The stigma surrounding sexual and reproductive health information and services among Nepal’s youth continues to be the main barrier in efforts to increase contraceptive uptake.

Marie Stopes Nepal is working hard to reach the urban and rural youth through a project called Rockets and Space. The project aims to increase availability and uptake of contraception and safe abortion services, and has so far been successful with almost two million young people receiving information through pop-up sessions, radio shows and Facebook.

To learn more about the Rockets and Space programme, visit



Our impact in Nepal

Tuesday 26 June 2018

MSI serves one million adolescents since Jan 2017

Reaching girls early in their reproductive life helps them to avoid dangerous teenage pregnancies and unsafe abortions.

Read more
Thursday 02 March 2017

Government of Canada pledges $4m to Marie Stopes

Canada has pledged $4 million funding to Marie Stopes International during the She Decides International Conference in Brussels.

Read more
Friday 26 May 2017

MSI Australia and WaterAid partner on new project.

Marie Stopes International Australia has partnered with WaterAid Australia on an innovative new project, tackling important areas of adolescent girls’ health in Timor Leste and Papua New Guinea.

Read more
Tuesday 26 September 2017

World Contraception Day 2017

Ten years on from the first ever World Contraception Day, millions of girls are still being robbed of their life chances by being denied contraception.

Read more
Tuesday 08 December 2015

We join the first Summit on Ending Child Marriage

The First African Girls’ Summit on Ending Child Marriage in Africa took place on 26-27 November, hosted by the Zambian Government in Lusaka.

Read more
6 days ago

Meet the teens taking control of their futures

Being a teenager can be exciting and fun, but as we mark International Day of the Girl, we know that too many girls still don’t have the tools they need to control their own lives, bodies and health.

Read more
Monday 10 July 2017

MSUK remove abortion fees for Northern Irish women

Marie Stopes UK has announced it will no longer charge Northern Irish women travelling to England for abortion, following a government commitment to fund their treatment through the Equalities Office.

Read more
Friday 01 July 2016

Reconfirming our FP2020 pledge

Following the FP2020 Reference Group meeting this week, Marie Stopes International is today reconfirming its pledge to provide 12 million additional users with a long-term method of contraception.

Read more
Wednesday 14 June 2017

MSI staff shortlisted for family planning award

A whole host of Marie Stopes International team members have been nominated for 2017's 120 under 40 family planning award.

Read more
Friday 31 August 2018

New DFID funding will help millions of women

DFID announces major new funding for Marie Stopes International

Read more
Friday 25 September 2015

World Contraception Day 2015

As we prepare to mark World Contraception Day on 26 September 2015, we’re urging action to ensure young people know their contraceptive options.

Read more
Thursday 15 August 2019

The women-led revolution against unsafe abortion

MSI researcher Katy Footman, comments on a recent article which shows that more and more women in the United States are accessing safe abortion pills online.

Read more
Thursday 29 June 2017

UK Government to fund abortions for Northern Irish

Marie Stopes UK statement in response to news that the British Government will fund abortions for women travelling to England from Northern Ireland.

Read more
Saturday 26 May 2018

Statement on the results of the Irish referendum

Marie Stopes UK statement on the results of the Irish referendum

Read more
Monday 23 January 2017

Re-enactment of the Mexico City Policy

Marie Stopes International warns that women in developing countries will pay the price for the Mexico City Policy with thousands more maternal deaths every year.

Read more
Thursday 20 August 2015

MSI Senegal hosts African and European MPs

Marie Stopes International Senegal demonstrated its impact to a delegation of African and European Members of Parliament this week.

Read more
Tuesday 21 February 2017

She Decides: A glimmer of hope for women and girls

In response to Mexico City Policy the Dutch government launches She Decides, a global fund designed to minimise the loss of USAID funding on reproductive health initiatives in developing countries.

Read more
Friday 03 March 2017

Governments step up for reproductive rights

Governments and philanthropists pledged €181 million for family planning at the She Decides conference, following the US administration’s decision to re-impose the Mexico City Policy.

Read more
Thursday 19 May 2016

Solutions to tackling unsafe abortion

Over 150 people came together at Women Deliver 2016 to hear an expert panel share their practical experiences and solutions from their work tackling unsafe abortion.

Read more
Thursday 22 August 2019

The UK is a pro-choice nation - and we deserve pro

Harassment of people outside abortion clinics is a national problem and needs a national solution, Marie Stopes managing director Richard Bentley writes.

Read more
Thursday 12 September 2019

New podcast explores Abortion Language Wars

Words matter. They hold power, they influence opinions, and they change minds. And nowhere is this truer than in discussions about abortion.

Read more
Wednesday 09 October 2019

New podcast: the decriminalisation of choice

Last month, after a marathon 70 hours of debate in parliament, the state of New South Wales, Australia, voted to decriminalise abortion. Find out more about the road to make this happen.

Read more
Wednesday 05 June 2019

Introducing SafeAccess

A cross-partner coalition has launched SafeAccess, the first digital platform of its kind, working to eliminate unsafe abortion.

Read more
Friday 20 September 2019

Want to solve the climate crisis? Include women.

Kwesi Formson, Country Director for Marie Stopes Zambia, on why he is on the side of women when it comes to not only tackling the climate crisis but adapting to it too.

Read more
Wednesday 24 June 2015

Celebrating reaching our 100 millionth client

This year, somewhere in the world, we will reach our 100 millionth client. Every one of our 100 million clients has a different story. Women like Agathe Dao from Mali.

Read more
Tuesday 13 November 2018

New flagship health programme

New flagship health programme to transform the lives of millions of women and girls and accelerate FP2020 progress

Read more
Tuesday 23 July 2019

An open letter to the new UK Prime Minister

An open letter to Boris Johnson, the newly elected Conservative Party Leader and Prime Minister in the UK.

Read more
Friday 23 March 2018

New report from Guttmacher released

On 20th March 2018, Guttmacher Institute released a report that highlights the ongoing disparities in abortion rates and access to safe abortion services in developed and developing regions.

Read more
Thursday 12 May 2016

MSI statement on Guttmacher / WHO study

The Guttmacher Institute and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have released a new study comparing global abortion rates between 1990 and 2014.

Read more
Monday 12 June 2017

MS Nigeria celebrates tasksharing advocacy win

Marie Stopes Nigeria has successfully advocated for all newly qualified community health workers to receive training to insert and remove contraceptive implants and IUDs.

Read more
Thursday 27 June 2019

Women at the centre

Why the mainstream media needs to put women - and not anti-choice rhetoric - at the centre of abortion reporting

Read more
Thursday 19 October 2017

Comment: What our mission means to me

"The mission is one of those things one doesn’t appreciate the presence of, but would immediately and keenly feel the absence of."

Read more
Wednesday 14 September 2016

Team members recognised as family planning leaders

Four Marie Stopes International team members have been recognised for their work championing family planning, in the 120 Under 40 awards.

Read more
Monday 31 October 2016

Marie Stopes International celebrates 40 years

This week, Marie Stopes International marks 40 Years of providing women all over the world with the services they need to have children by choice, not chance.

Read more
Thursday 27 June 2019

Crucial new evidence on devastating impact of Glob

A new study finds the Global Gag Rule increased abortions by 40% in sub-Saharan Africa, providing crucial evidence about the devastating impact of the policy on vulnerable women and girls.

Read more
Tuesday 08 March 2016

What happens when women can't access contraception

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
Tuesday 27 June 2017

MSI-US launches Blue Door Fund to reach new donors

MSI-US calls on donors to 'open the door' for women around the world, and support their Blue Door Fund. The Fund aims to help address the family planning funding gap created by the Mexico City Policy.

Read more
Wednesday 24 July 2019

MSI choice app, now available on Play Store

At MSI, we trust women to make the best choices about their own reproductive health. With our new Choice app, women can find the best contraceptive method for their lifestyle and body.

Read more
Tuesday 23 January 2018

One year on: the effects of the Global Gag Rule

One year ago today, President Trump re-enacted a policy that ultimately prevents women around the world from accessing life-saving sexual and reproductive healthcare services.

Read more
Thursday 20 June 2019

House votes to repeal Global Gag Rule - What next?

The US House of Representatives has voted to pass a spending package that would reverse the Trump administration’s harmful anti-choice and anti-woman policies.

Read more
Wednesday 07 August 2019

Face up to the severity of the climate crisis

Our CEO, Simon Cooke, wrote a letter to the Guardian in response to John Vidal’s article about Prince Harry’s decision to limit his family size for climate change reasons.

Read more
Friday 18 November 2016

World Vasectomy Day: challenging misconceptions

Vasectomy is simple, safe and cost-effective, but misconceptions and cultural barriers mean uptake is still extremely low. World Vasectomy Day is hoping to change that.

Read more
Tuesday 24 September 2019

DFID increases funding for reproductive healthcare

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has announced a major funding commitment for sexual and reproductive healthcare and rights projects between 2020 and 2025.

Read more
Wednesday 26 June 2019

BBC refuses to stop using biased abortion language

The BBC has said it won’t stop labelling attempts to ban abortion after six weeks as “heartbeat bills” - despite conceding the phrase is biased and medically inaccurate.

Read more
Wednesday 02 September 2015

Pope to temporarily allow forgiveness for abortion

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
Thursday 27 September 2018

Marie Stopes Kenya tackles unsafe abortion

When ordinary women and men across Kenya sit down at their breakfast tables each morning, unsafe abortion is not usually the first topic of conversation you would expect to hear.

Read more
Wednesday 19 December 2018

New campaign seeks to clarify India's abortion law

In India, increasing numbers of women are being wrongly told they need a court order to access abortion care. A new campaign seeks to clarify the law and reduce stigma.

Read more
Thursday 10 December 2015

MSI appoints new VP for International Operations

Marie Stopes International (MSI) today announces the appointment of Marjorie Newman Williams to the organisation’s Executive Team.

Read more
Thursday 06 August 2015

MSI expertise critical to ending maternal deaths

In West Africa the number of women using a modern contraceptive method can be as low as one in 10, the average number of children is five and maternal and infant mortality rates are amongst the worst.

Read more
Monday 20 February 2017

30 years of family planning in Malawi

2017 marks 30 years since Marie Stopes International started its programme in Malawi - Banja La Mtsogolo - providing services to refugees fleeing the armed conflict in neighbouring Mozambique.

Read more
Wednesday 05 April 2017

Media statement on US withdrawing funding to UNFPA

The United States has announced it is withdrawing funding, totalling more than $30 million, for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Read more
Wednesday 01 July 2015

UK Minister sees impact of family planning

Last week, our team in Malawi welcomed the UK’s Minister of State for International Development, the Rt. Hon. Grant Shapps, to a Banja la Mtsogolo (BLM) centre in Lilongwe.

Read more
Monday 14 September 2015

Polish anti-abortion bill rejected

On Friday 11 September, a draft bill attempting to ban access to legal abortion in all cases was rejected by the Polish Parliament.

Read more
Thursday 07 June 2018

New Swedish funding helps over one million women

The funding from the SIDA will enable Population Services Zimbabwe to scale-up access to comprehensive sexual reproductive health and rights for women and girls in Zimbabwe.

Read more
Friday 28 June 2019

Global Gag Rule increased abortions by 40%

A new study finds the Global Gag Rule increased abortions by 40% in sub-Saharan Africa, providing crucial evidence about the devastating impact of the policy on vulnerable women and girls.

Read more
Wednesday 29 July 2015

New WHO guideline could reduce abortion death toll

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
Friday 30 October 2015

Marie Stopes International at ICFP

Marie Stopes International will be taking part in the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Indonesia, 9-12 November 2015.

Read more
Wednesday 01 July 2015

MSI joins Financing for Development Conference

Key players in funding for development gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the third International Conference on Financing for Development.

Read more
Friday 19 June 2015

Appointment of Megan Elliott

Marie Stopes International (MSI) today announces the appointment of Megan Elliott as Vice President, Strategy and Development.

Read more
Monday 30 November 2015

MSI comments on Northern Ireland abortion law

The Belfast High Court has ruled that Northern Ireland's current abortion legislation is "incompatible with human rights".

Read more
Friday 20 November 2015

COMMENT: What does it mean to tell a story?

In 2015, with the generous support of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Marie Stopes International-US worked with teams and clients to gather stories that would engage and inspire.

Read more
Wednesday 02 September 2015

MSI comment on Pope Francis statement on abortion

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
Wednesday 21 August 2019

Ealing Safe Zone Court of Appeal Judgment

The Court of Appeal has upheld the Safe Zone outside our West London Centre in Ealing, making clear that harassing and intimidating activities and behaviours towards women are not acceptable.

Read more
Thursday 29 June 2017

New report shows first ever decrease in unmet need

Marie Stopes International says meeting global demand for contraception is possible as a new Guttmacher Institute report shows first ever decrease in unmet need, from 225 million women to 214 million.

Read more
Wednesday 17 June 2015

Marie Stopes Ladies praised during visit to Niger

At the end of April 2015, our programmes in Senegal and Niger hosted visits from donors and other key stakeholders of the Ouagadougou Partnership.

Read more
Friday 20 November 2015

UK Parliamentarians visit Sri Lanka clinic

This month the All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPG) for Population, Development and Reproductive Health visited our programme in Sri Lanka, Population Services Lanka (PSL).

Read more
Thursday 12 November 2015

290m of poorest women using modern contraception

A new report by Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) released Thursday 12th November shows an unprecedented number of the world's poorest women and girls - 290.6 million.

Read more
Tuesday 05 December 2017

Marie Stopes announces closure of Belfast clinic

Marie Stopes UK announces that it is closing its independent clinic in Belfast, following the UK Government’s move to fund abortion treatment for Northern Irish women.

Read more
Wednesday 17 January 2018

Marie Stopes International appoints new Chair

Marie Stopes International announces the appointment of Suzanna Taverne as Chair of its Board of Trustees.

Read more
Tuesday 24 October 2017

Campaigners welcome government scheme for NI women

A government scheme to provide free abortion services in England for women travelling from Northern Ireland has been welcomed by pro-choice campaigners and Labour MP, Stella Creasy.

Read more
Thursday 15 October 2015

90th anniversary of first family planning clinic

We're celebrating the 90th anniversary of Marie Stopes House - Marie Stopes’ first clinic in central London and one of the first ever family planning services in Europe.

Read more
Thursday 07 June 2018

Court dismisses bid to overturn abortion law

The UK Supreme Court has dismissed the latest attempt to overturn Northern Ireland’s restrictive abortion laws but concluded that they are incompatible with human rights.

Read more
Monday 05 October 2015

Ratnapura clinic in Sri Lanka re-opens

The Marie Stopes programme in Sri Lanka has re-opened a clinic in the city of Ratnapura, two years after sustained attacks by religious groups forced it to close its doors.

Read more
Friday 25 September 2015

UK women able to self-inject contraceptive at home

Pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, has announced that the UK's first self-injectable contraceptive for women is now available for use at home.

Read more
Thursday 24 September 2015

MSI comment on self-injectable contraceptive to UK

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
Tuesday 10 October 2017

Media statement: Ealing Council PSPO

This ground-breaking move by Ealing Council sets a national precedent for ending the harassment of women using legal healthcare services.

Read more
Tuesday 09 July 2019

UK votes to decriminalise abortion in N. Ireland

The UK Government has voted overwhelmingly in favour of decriminalising abortion for women and girls in Northern Ireland.

Read more
Friday 15 December 2017

Nigeria releases 'watershed' task sharing report

Marie Stopes Nigeria has published new research showing the safety and efficacy of Community Health Extension Workers (CHEWs) providing long-acting reversible contraception.

Read more
Monday 23 July 2018

Breakthrough could end virginity testing

A new policy that will stop clinics and hospitals performing virginity tests that lead to the imprisonment and exclusion of Afghan women has been approved.

Read more
Friday 20 October 2017

Daily Mail article statement

The article's key claim is categorically untrue and the the article also includes a number of further incorrect claims about Marie Stopes UK.

Read more
Monday 29 February 2016

Scottish Secretary of State Visits Malawi Clinic

Scottish Secretary of State, David Mundell has commended the collaborative partnership between the Department for International Development (DFID) and Marie Stopes Malawi.

Read more
Friday 21 July 2017

Announcement of structural changes

Marie Stopes International is making a number of structural changes that will help the organisation to reach more women with the contraceptive and safe abortion services they want and need.

Read more
Friday 19 January 2018

Trump’s Global Gag Rule one year on

One year on from President Trump’s re-imposition of the Global Gag Rule, the loss of funding has left Marie Stopes International with a funding gap of nearly US$80m (£60m).

Read more
Tuesday 26 June 2018

MSI welcomes development partners to London

This month, Marie Stopes International held our annual development partners meeting in London.

Read more
Thursday 18 April 2019

Global call to action:

Recognise the benefits of integrating SRHR programming into climate action.

Read more
Tuesday 20 December 2016

Marie Stopes UK statement: CQC inspection report

Media statement about the Care Quality Commission inspection reports on Marie Stopes UK.

Read more

More countries