Contact our Australia support office to talk about our work.
Our operations in Australia bring life-changing reproductive choice to women and men across Australia and the Pacific Asia region.
We do this in two ways:
Our primary partner in Australia is the Australian Government, and thanks to their support and collaboration we are reaching more people in the Pacific Asia region than ever before. Whether we’re providing contraception in Cambodian garment factories or increasing vasectomy uptake in Papua New Guinea, we’re seeing the positive impact this is having on families, communities and whole societies.
To learn more about our work in Australia and Pacific Asia, visit the MSI Australia website.
In Australia, Marie Stopes International is leading the way in improving access to sexual and reproductive health services.
Since 2000, we have provided caring and non-judgemental sexual and reproductive health services to Australian women and men. Our services include medical abortion, surgical abortion, vasectomy, contraception - including long-acting reversible methods - decision-based counselling, and 24-hour aftercare. We provide these services across our network of Marie Stopes Australia clinics and provide medical abortion via teleconsultation for those who cannot access a clinic in their state.
In Australia we also run MS Health, a not-for-profit pharmaceutical company established to bring important reproductive health products and medicines to Australia.
Marie Stopes Australia and MS Health are part of the Marie Stopes International global partnership. Proceeds support life-saving family planning and sexual and reproductive health services in developing countries.
In 2016, MS Health was responsible for bringing a more effective and longer-acting emergency contraceptive pill to women in Australia.
Through our not-for-profit pharmaceutical company, MS Health, we deliver vital reproductive health products and medicines in Australia. Surplus income from MS Health is reinvested in improving services in our Australian operations, and in supporting our country programmes.
In 2016, MS health was responsible for bringing a more effective and longer-acting emergency contraceptive pill to women in Australia. The pill was already available in the UK and other countries, and we were proud to be able to offer more choice and peace of mind to Australian women, particularly those living in rural areas.
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 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
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
The United States has announced it is withdrawing funding, totalling more than $30 million, for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).Read more
Harassment of people outside abortion clinics is a national problem and needs a national solution, Marie Stopes managing director Richard Bentley writes.Read more
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
Four Marie Stopes International team members have been recognised for their work championing family planning, in the 120 Under 40 awards.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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“We do not agree with the conclusions this journalist has reached, which give a seriously misleading view of how our services operate"Read more