You’ve never heard of Marie Stopes South Africa and our initiatives? No problem. In this article, we’re going to give you an overview of our mission to empower women to take control of their sexual health.
We are an organisation committed to providing women across the country with sexual and reproductive health knowledge and services. Over the past two years, we’ve launched two initiatives: Blue Ribbon and Student Reproductive Health.
It’s your human right to have a safe abortion, and so we launched our Blue Ribbon initiative to stand as a beacon of opportunity to eradicate the rampant misinformation and stigma associated with the word ‘abortion’.
Our mission is to provide women with access to accurate information and cognisance about safe abortions so that they can make an informed choice about what they can do with their bodies.
“The Blue Ribbon campaign is a platform through which we can raise awareness about women’s legal rights to safe abortion in South Africa. The ‘My Body. My Choice’ is more than a slogan, it’s an assurance that we support women every step of the way to ensure they are able to make an informed decision about their sexual and reproductive health,” says Whitney Chinogwenya, Head of Marketing for Marie Stopes South Africa.
Visit the Blue Ribbon website to find out more information about safe abortion. In addition, you can read successful, real stories from women who came to us for a procedure to terminate an unintended pregnancy.
Student Reproductive Health Card
Many people may not want to think or talk about it, but the truth is that students are going to have sex. Our Student Reproductive Health (SRH) initiative is designed to offer discounted sexual and reproductive health services to ensure that should an unintended pregnancy occur, women have the correct information and access to affordable, world-class, non-judgemental healthcare.
Please register for your very own Student Reproductive Health Card today! Present your card at any Marie Stopes centre and receive a discount on our services. All of our staff members are fully accredited and are happy to answer any questions you may have about sexual and reproductive wellbeing.
In 2020, we want to spread more awareness and empower more women in South Africa to know that they have the legal right to safe abortion and are solely in charge of their sexual and reproductive health. It’s time to stand together proudly!
Find your nearest Marie Stopes South Africa clinic
Marie Stopes centres, located across South Africa, perform safe abortions, ensuring that you will receive the highest quality healthcare from qualified medical professionals.
Please schedule an appointment at your nearest centre today to find out about the other services that we provide, which include STI and HIV testing; Pap smears; contraception and Women’s Wellness packages.
Established in 1993, Marie Stopes South Africa is the country’s largest non-profit provider of sexual and reproductive healthcare services. We are part of the 38 country-strong Marie Stopes International Global Partnership, allowing us access to the latest innovations and expertise in the field of sexual and reproductive health.