Every day, our teams around the world meet thousands of women. At Marie Stopes International, our mission is to ensure every single one of them has the knowledge, tools and power to build the life they want.
Around the world today, 32 million women are using contraception provided by us. That is 32 million women who can finish their education, learn a new trade, start their own business or take care of their family while enjoying a healthy sex life without fear of an unintended pregnancy.
In 2019, we continued to push boundaries and travelled further than ever, across mountains, over rivers, on roads less travelled, to provide high quality, safe services to women and girls, when and where they need them. This year alone, 14 million women were seen by our teams and chose a contraceptive method that fits their individual needs. That is over 38,000 women – every single day – that were enabled to continue to build the life they want.
The services we provided in 2019 resulted in:
13.1 million unintended pregnancies averted
6.5 million unsafe abortions averted
34,600 maternal deaths averted
In 2019, our work prevented
In 2019, our work averted
We are on the ground in 37 countries around the world, going the last mile to deliver practical solutions and life-changing services.
We’re working tirelessly to expand access to high quality and modern contraception, and to offer the widest range of methods in every country we operate in, so that every woman we meet can choose the method that is right for her.
In the countries where we're legally permitted to do so, we help women to safely end their pregnancies. We also provide immediate, life-saving care for women suffering from unsafe abortion and miscarriage.
Our maternal health services support women who would otherwise have no choice but to give birth without properly skilled attendants or emergency obstetric care.
Through our campaign to #SmashAbortionStigma we aim to tackle the culture of silence that persists around abortion by encouraging pro-choice people around the world to raise their voices in support of every woman’s right to choose.