Marie Stopes South Africa

Marie Stopes South Africa

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To afford women the right to have children by CHOICE not by CHANCE.


The world's poorest and most vulnerable women trust Marie Stopes to provide them with quality family planning and reproductive healthcare, our work prevents unnecessary deaths and makes a sustainable impact on the lives of millions of people every year.  Our clients are at the centre of everything we do and it is our mission to ensure that everyone has a choice when it comes to their health and that they are able to have children by choice, not chance.

MSSA believes that sexual and reproductive health is a fundamental human right, and that everyone, regardless of where they live in the world, should have access to quality sexual and reproductive health information and services.

MSSA aims to ensure the widest possible access by providing a range of information and innovative services; by keeping sexual and reproductive health high on the international agenda and by working in partnership with others.


Marie Stopes South Africa (MSSA), is a registered NGO providing comprehensive reproductive healthcare to poor and disadvantaged communities in South Africa. MSSA has 37 clinics located across the country, including 7 micro-centres, strategically placed in communities that have little or no access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services.

MSSA Clinics are staffed with professional, qualified Doctors and Nurses who are trained in women and youth-friendly family planning and SRH service provision.

MSSA is part of the Marie Stopes International (MSI) global partnership which works in 43 countries. MSI partners are locally managed and staffed NGO’s which work with governments, NGOs, health professionals and local communities to deliver innovative, high quality SRH programmes which are culturally appropriate and respond to local needs.


  • Family planning consultation
  • Full range of contraceptive methods
  • Emergency contraception
  • Maternal healthcare
  • Safe termination of pregnancy and post termination of pregnancy care
  • Diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections
  • HIV/AIDS testing and counselling
  • Male circumcision services
  • Female sterilisation
  • Male Vasectomies
  • Pap smears
  • HPV (cervical cancer) vaccinations
  • Health checks 


Service fees are structured according to the local area, clinic placement and donor funding attached to each clinic. MSSA adopts a “Robin Hood” approach where our urban/commercial centres support our rural outreach centres to ensure service fees reflect the capacity of each community.


  • National Call Centre’s toll free line on 0800 11 77 85 (staffed by professional nurses)
  • SMS our text free number on *130*103#
  • Address: 91 Bree Street, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001
  • Head Office: (021) 422 4096
  • Fax: (021) 422 3927
  • CEO: Denise Hunt
  • Communications and Marketing Co-ordinator: Leanne Visser


  • Behavior Change Workshops
  • Community Dialogues and Focus Groups
  • Information and Education Campaigns
  • Home Visits
  • Awareness Events
  • Peer Education Programs
  • Health Campaigns
  • Community Mapping and Network Referrals
  • Research 


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    Western Cape

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