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Marie Stopes International (MSI) is an International Non-Governmental Organisation working on Sexual and Reproductive Health with headquarters in London, UK. It is named after Marie Stopes a Scottish author, campaigner for women's rights, and a pioneer in the field of family planning. Marie Stopes is a pro-choice organisation, and provides a variety of sexual and reproductive healthcare services including advice, vasectomies, and abortions in the UK. MSI works in 42 countries worldwide. The organisation operates through its own clinics (known as Marie Stopes Centres). In 2008 there were 560 centres. These included 5 in Bolivia, 9 in the UK, 10 in Australia, 25 in Kenya, 24 in South Africa, 48 in Pakistan and over 100 in Bangladesh. In 2008 MSI centres and associated activities provided family planning services that resulted in 13.5 million Couple Years of Protection (CYP) from over 6 million client visits. These contraceptive choices included: - over 570,000 sterilisations - tubal...
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