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What we do

We provide the contraception and safe abortion services that enables women all over the world to choose their own futures.

Women deserve better

In 2017, the world saw the first decline in unmet need for contraception since records began. 

But there are still 214 million women and girls around the world, most of them in poor and vulnerable communities, who currently have no reliable way of preventing an unintended pregnancy that could make them poorer, push their dreams beyond their reach forever, or threaten their health and life.

We’ve seen the transformational potential of family planning, and the positive changes that can happen in a woman’s life when she has control over her body and future. Contraception and safe abortion supports women to delay first pregnancy, space their pregnancies and avoid unsafe abortion, greatly reducing their risk of dying in pregnancy or childbirth. It also means that, if she chooses, a woman can finish her education, pursue a career and can more easily take care of the children she already has.

We exist to enable more women and girls to take control of their futures by providing family planning services across the 37 countries where we work. 

At Marie Stopes International, we strongly believe that every woman has the right to choose if and when she has a child.

Why it matters

The impact of this global healthcare crisis is devastating and far-reaching.

On an individual level, women’s health and happiness suffers - as do the finances and fortunes of her family. At a wider level, whole societies lose out as women are unable to fully engage in their communities - economically, politically or otherwise. 

We exist to provide contraception and safe abortion to women and girls living in urban and rural communities all over the world. By providing a woman with access to these services, you empower her to choose her family size and future. You also give her the freedom to pursue hopes and dreams that could not only transform her life, but create ripples that spread across her family, community and country.

We're working towards a world in which every birth is wanted - where people are free to have children by choice, not chance. Will you join our mission?

Invest in our work Work for us

Gifty Danwah – Market porter and client

I hadn’t used contraception before Marie Stopes. I said to myself this will change my life, and it has.

Dina Appiah

Without Marie Stopes I don’t know where I would be, maybe I’d be dead.

Lizzie Banda – Marie Stopes Zambia nurse

I have to work, for the people. That’s why I chose this career. I’m proud to work for my Zambian people.

What we're doing

We place our clients at the centre of everything we do, and are committed to creating services that are both personalised and sustainable.

Our services

We’ve been providing life-changing reproductive health services for over 40 years. We work hard to make sure these services are high quality, affordable and accessible to as many people as possible.

Our services

Our approach

We don’t do one-size-fits-all approaches. We work hard to understand our clients and their unique challenges, tailoring our services and solutions accordingly.

Our approach

Our impact

In 2018 we continued to deliver for women - no matter where they are.

0 MILLION

Unintended pregnancies prevented

0 Million

Unsafe abortions averted

0 MILLION

using contraception provided by MSI

Where we work

We are a global organisation providing personalised contraception and safe abortion (where legally permitted) to women and girls in 37 countries across the world.

As well as delivering services on the ground, our focus on sustainability means we also work with governments to strengthen existing health systems and transform the political environments in which we work.

See where we work

By 2020 there will be more women of reproductive age than ever before

We must be ready to serve them