No more fairy tales

All over the world, courageous young people are saying enough is enough.

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Worldwide, nearly two-thirds of adolescents who want to use modern contraception aren't able to do so. That’s 23 million young people whose futures hang in the balance. The impact is devastating. Each year, 5,600 teenage girls – 15 every day – die as a result of an unintended pregnancy. For those who survive, life as a young mother can often mean an end to their education, a lifetime with fewer opportunities and significantly less control over their futures.

At MSI-US, we know this has to change if we are to see a world in which every girl has an equal opportunity to fulfill her potential.

All over the world, exceptional young people are defying myths and misconceptions and are championing the truth: that contraception transforms lives. They aren't waiting for permission and are fighting for a world in which everyone can be the hero of her own tale. Despite the stigma around sex and contraception, they are driving change in their communities and helping to give other young people the chance they deserve.

We refuse to let them do this alone, and we are determined to reach young people everywhere to deliver choice on their terms.

No more fairy tales

On World Contraception Day 2018, we are launching a graphic novel No More Fairy Tales, featuring stories of four young people from East Africa, West Africa and Asia, who have been inspired by their own experiences of unintended pregnancy to fight the stigma and explode the myths around contraception and sex.

No More Fairy Tales highlights the many challenges that millions of adolescents worldwide face in accessing contraception, and how a new generation of young people are saying enough is enough.

You can read more about the three stories in No More Fairy Tales and watch videos of the featured young people on the MSI global website.


Our Global Impact Last Year


women using a MSI
method of contraception


unintended pregnancies


unsafe abortions prevented


pregnancy-related deaths prevented