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Who we are

We're the leading independent provider of sexual and reproductive health services in the UK.

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About us

Helping women and men with their reproductive health for over 40 years

Marie Stopes UK is a charity that has been helping women and men across the UK to choose if and when they have children for more than 40 years.

We're proud to be one of the UK's largest providers of abortion services, but what really matters to us is the individual care and attention we give to every women who comes to us.

Whether you call our 24 hour helpline, One Call, or come to one of our clinics we promise that you'll receive the same warm welcome from one of our team of professionals. They're all committed to giving the advice, support and care that's right for you and they'll always do it without any judgement. It's what we've been doing for more than 40 years. 

Our teams pride themselves on putting our clients first and respecting their dignity and confidentiality. We think that’s why 98% of women who come to us give our services the highest possible satisfaction rating for being treated with dignity and respect.

Our history

In 1976 the family planning pioneer and co-founder of Marie Stopes International, Dr Tim Black CBE, mortgaged his family home to raise the funds that he and his wife Jean would use to save the famous Marie Stopes clinic in central London. Marie Stopes House, as it is now known, became the first of more than 600 Marie Stopes International clinics around the world.

More than 40 years later the organisation has grown into the world's largest provider of contraception and safe abortion services, with more than 12,000 team members in 37 countries. We still provide services from that first clinic, the spiritual home of our global organisation. 

98% of women who come to us give our services the highest possible satisfaction rating.
We're proud to be part of the Marie Stopes International global partnership

Part of a global family

There are more than 200 million around the world who don’t want to get pregnant but can’t get modern contraception, and each year more than 20,000 women die from an unsafe abortion with millions more injured.

We’re proud to be part of the global Marie Stopes International global partnership, which is working to prevent the harm caused when women can’t access contraception and safe abortion services.

Marie Stopes International serves women in 37 countries, mainly in developing countries across Asia and Africa. There are currently more than 25 million people around the world using a method of contraception provided by Marie Stopes International, and in 2016 the organisation provided 3.6 million safe abortion services.

Delivery of our services

More information about how we serve women and men across England.

Our team

Marie Stopes UK employs over 500 people in the United Kingdom alone, all of whom are dedicated to delivering the highest quality abortion and vasectomy care.

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Our clinics

Our clinics are staffed by friendly teams of qualified professionals who are dedicated to helping you with your reproductive choices.

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Governance

Marie Stopes UK is a registered charity and we are committed to offering the best services for our clients and our NHS commissioners.

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