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Contact our South Africa support office to talk about our work.

Marie Stopes South Africa
91 Bree Street
Cape Town 8001
South Africa
+27 021 422 4096

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Marie Stopes South Africa

Established in 1993, Marie Stopes South Africa is the largest non-profit provider of sexual and reproductive health services in the country, delivering services through centres across six regions.

Our team are committed to improving the lives of women and communities in South Africa, working to avert unsafe abortions, decrease the number of unwanted pregnancies, and reduce the impact of HIV and STIs.

What we do in South Africa

The majority of our services in South Africa are delivered through static centres and early medical units in urban areas and informal settlements. These are logistically important for helping us reach impoverished communities and at risk and marginalised groups, with contraception, safe abortion and maternal health services.

We try to make sure the services we deliver in South Africa are available to as many people as possible, which is why the fees we charge for our services are cross-subsidised across our network. This means our centres are able to offer prices that best suit the communities they serve. Any surplus we generate is reinvested back into our core work, allowing us to grow our reach and range of services.

For the past two decades we have been working closely with the government, strengthening public health systems across the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal regions. Our work is also closely aligned with government policies, including the Choice of Termination of Pregnancy Act, the Contraception and Fertility Planning Policy and the National Strategy on HIV/AIDS, TB and STIs.


Our impact in South Africa

unintended pregnancies PREVENTED in 2020
Friday 24 September 2021

Empowering choice with client-centred care

The person best placed to make decisions about their body and their future is the client. Learn about our strategy to empower clients to make the reproductive choices that are right for them.

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Thursday 29 April 2021

UK Government announces drastic cuts to SRHR

UK Government announces drastic cuts to global sexual and reproductive healthcare and rights - MSI's statement.

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Monday 26 July 2021

Transforming comprehensive sexuality education

MSI joined partners at Plan, UNFPA and the FCDO for a virtual Global Education Summit side event on Translating commitments to comprehensive sexuality education into action. 

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Wednesday 31 March 2021

8 ways to make reproductive choice a reality

Access to reproductive choice can be life-changing. But for many, choice and the opportunities that it brings remain out of reach. We're listing ways we can make reproductive choice a reality for all.

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Sunday 31 March 2019

MSI is now a participant of the UN Global Compact

The UNGC is the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative and aims to mobilize a global movement of companies and stakeholders to create a more sustainable world.

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Wednesday 28 July 2021

MSI’s commitments to the next decade of progress

MSI Reproductive Choices has announced three new commitments to Family Planning 2030 (FP2030), the global partnership dedicated to improving access to family planning.

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Tuesday 17 November 2020

Marie Stopes International announces new name as it launches a new strategy

Marie Stopes International is putting choice front and centre with a new strategy and a new name – MSI Reproductive Choices.

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Thursday 25 November 2021

A gendered crisis – supporting survivors with reproductive health and rights

During COVID-19, as our teams have seen a rise in cases of sexual and gender-based violence, here’s how our programmes have adapted to ensure survivors can access the right support: 

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Friday 29 October 2021

Three ways the climate crisis impacts reproductive choice

Here are three ways that the climate crisis impacts reproductive choice and why it’s essential we protect access for those on the frontline.

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Thursday 04 February 2021

It's time to eliminate cervical cancer

Every year, hundreds of thousands of women die of cervical cancer.  At MSI Reproductive Choices we are committed to eliminating this deadly disease, once and for all.

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Thursday 18 March 2021

Let’s listen to clients on at-home abortion care

One year on, we take a look at the impact that telemedicine has had across MSI’s programmes, and what the evidence – and clients directly - are telling us about whether telemedicine should remain.

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Tuesday 27 July 2021

Help #GirlsChooseSchool with reproductive choice

This week, the UK Government co-hosts the Global Education Summit. However, when millions of girls are forced out of school every year due to unplanned pregnancy, commitments on education are at risk.

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Friday 05 February 2021

President Biden repeals the Global Gag Rule

President Biden repeals the Global Gag Rule after four long years, but funding won't be restored immediately.

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Wednesday 20 January 2021

Trump's out. Let’s rebuild reproductive healthcare

At MSI Reproductive Choices, we welcome Biden and Harris and call on the US government and partners to ensure Trump's harmful policies don't outlive his presidency, to protect reproductive healthcare.

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