As part of our goal to reduce maternal mortality and suffering, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) offers a range of contraception options to women at our projects all over the world. “Women need to be able to choose a method that suits them, that fits their particular circumstances,” explains MSF midwife Liza Ramlow, “what kind of access to care they have, whether or not they want something that others will be able to detect they’re using.” Here, Ramlow describes her experience working at MSF’s project in Central African Republic, where she says she saw a huge demand for contraception. Providing contraception helps prevent death and injury because it reduces the overall number of pregnancies, which can be dangerous for women with little access to health care, and it prevents unsafe abortions, another main cause of maternal mortality.
Make sure you don’t miss weekly video updates and ongoing series about our work in crisis zones across the world. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/BtzdsR
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières helps people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care. Learn more at http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/msf.english
Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doctorswithoutborders
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MSF_USA
Connect with us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/m-decins-sans-fronti-res-msf-
Sign up for our newsletter: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/sign-exclusive-emails-doctors-without-borders