Marie Stopes International provides a comprehensive range of sexual and reproductive health services, information and education in 37 countries throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America.
With 25 years experience, we have acquired a global reputation as a provider of safe motherhood and obstetrics, as well as quality family planning services. In addition, we carry out information, education, communication and advocacy programmes; STI and HIV/AIDS prevention, detection and treatment; as well as health, education and support programmes designed specifically to benefit vulnerable communities, such as adolescents, refugees and internally displaced people.
By providing adequate and appropriate information on reproductive health and making services and supplies widely accessible, Marie Stopes International helps achieve better health status for women, men and children, and directly contributes to sustainable development and poverty reduction. MSI advocates for increased political and financial commitment to sexual and reproductive health programmes within the UK, the European Union and with international organisations such as the UN, WHO and World Bank.
This is achieved by working with key decision-makers and through the international development community, emphasising the integral role sexual and reproductive health plays in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), ensuring gender rights and reducing poverty. MSI supports its Partners in the developing world to influence policy decisions of their governments in favour of sexual and reproductive health and rights as well as to have their voice heard at an international level.
Today, Members of Parliament have voted against a proposed amendment to the Health and Social Care Bill on abortion counselling. We are pleased it has been recognised that the counselling, provided through organisations such as ours, should continue and is independent and non-directive.
Marie Stopes International is calling for the government to focus on quality and choice in its debate on abortion counselling, not politics.
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