September 19, 2014

Why family planning matters

Written by Marie Stopes International

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As world leaders gather to discuss the next set of development goals, Marie Stopes International is calling on them to prioritise sexual and reproductive health and rights. This photo gallery highlights 10 of the reasons why family planning matters for individuals and the societies they live in. It is about girls’ and women’s right to have control over their own bodies, to have a voice in their community and country; it’s about their right to finish their education, remain in productive work and break out of poverty. It’s about their right to life. When women can access family planning, they have the opportunity to shape their own future, and that of their children. The benefits are felt across whole nations.

View the photo gallery