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.
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.