Contact our South Africa support office to talk about our work.
Established in 1993, Marie Stopes South Africa is the largest non-profit provider of sexual and reproductive health services in the country, delivering services through centres across six regions.
Our team are committed to improving the lives of women and communities in South Africa, working to avert unsafe abortions, decrease the number of unwanted pregnancies, and reduce the impact of HIV and STIs.
The majority of our services in South Africa are delivered through static centres and early medical units in urban areas and informal settlements. These are logistically important for helping us reach impoverished communities and at risk and marginalised groups, with contraception, safe abortion and maternal health services.
We try to make sure the services we deliver in South Africa are available to as many people as possible, which is why the fees we charge for our services are cross-subsidised across our network. This means our centres are able to offer prices that best suit the communities they serve. Any surplus we generate is reinvested back into our core work, allowing us to grow our reach and range of services.
For the past two decades we have been working closely with the government, strengthening public health systems across the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal regions. Our work is also closely aligned with government policies, including the Choice of Termination of Pregnancy Act, the Contraception and Fertility Planning Policy and the National Strategy on HIV/AIDS, TB and STIs.
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.
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
The United States has announced it is withdrawing funding, totalling more than $30 million, for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).Read more
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
Four Marie Stopes International team members have been recognised for their work championing family planning, in the 120 Under 40 awards.Read more
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
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
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
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
Pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, has announced that the UK's first self-injectable contraceptive for women is now available for use at home.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
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
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
“We do not agree with the conclusions this journalist has reached, which give a seriously misleading view of how our services operate"Read more