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Marie Stopes has been providing contraception and reproductive health services to the women of Yemen since 1998.
Since then they have provided services to millions of Yemeni women, continuing to offer contraception, despite the often challenging security and political situation in the country.
The current conflict in the country, which started in March 2015, has resulted in many health facilities closing, regular power outages, fuel shortages and three million internally displaced people. The team in Yemen have continued to provide services through the conflict and between 2016-2018 they saw almost half a million women per year.
The programme currently provides services through:
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.
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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