The freedom to plan for the future
When we provide contraception to the women and men who need it most, we are giving them freedom to support their families, to continue with education, to work and grow, and to plan for the future. These are the pillars to lift them out of poverty.
When we choose to help them to access safe abortion services, we don’t make a political statement or decide what is right or wrong. We help them to stay safe and to return to their communities. When a woman needs post-abortion care following a backstreet abortion, we know that this is a health emergency, and never turn her away.
Marie Stopes International works predominantly in the developing world and over the last 40 years it has served more than 120 million of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable women, giving them the power to take control of their futures.
We’re incredibly proud of the work of all our colleagues across the world. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe we’re all working to help women have children by choice, not chance.
Marie Stopes International website