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Feature Impact Story: PSI

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By Team SpiralSeptember 27, 2021

We’re excited to feature the incredibly impactful work of our nonprofit partner, Population Services International (PSI)! Approximately 218 million women in low- and middle-income countries want to prevent a pregnancy but don’t have access to modern and safe contraceptive methods. Because of COVID-19, an estimated additional 47 million women risk losing access due to social and economic impacts from the pandemic. resulting in an additional 7 million unintended pregnancies worldwide. That’s why PSI addresses barriers such as access, stigma, and financial burdens that hinder women and girls’ right to reproductive choice. In more than 40 countries worldwide, PSI works alongside women in need to put her choice first and build solutions and stronger health systems that support her to make, and own, her health and life choices. On this World Contraception Day, discover how you can double your impact by supporting this incredible nonprofit’s work.

Committing to Choice Catalyzes Impact for Women and Girls. Here’s Why.

No matter where they live, women have the right to plan the family they want and to build the future they deserve.

For those who fight for a women’s right to sexual and reproductive health, September 26 is an important day. Once a year we mark —World Contraception Day, a day to raise awareness about the importance of contraception for people all over the world and to highlight where we have more work to do to guarantee sexual and reproductive rights. 

For Population Services International (PSI), one of Spiral’s founding nonprofit partners, access to contraception has been at the foundation of more than 50 years of work expanding access to health services for those who need help most.

PSI’s commitment began in 1970 when its founders, Phil Harvey and Tim Black, decided to dedicate their lives to reproductive rights after meeting numerous women who wanted to have fewer children but lacked access to modern contraceptive methods. They started a small mail-order condom business that funded the creation of PSI and its initial programs to reach women and families. Along the way, they even fought a successful Supreme Court case that set a precedent for the marketing of and distribution of contraceptives in the U.S. Today, PSI has expanded to serve women in countries all over the world.

Since its founding, PSI and its global team have focused on choice: ensuring women everywhere can choose if and when they want to have children. That commitment hasn’t wavered – and in recent years, the fight for women’s choice has grown all the more important.

Approximately 218 million women in low- and middle-income countries want to prevent a pregnancy but don’t have access to modern and safe contraceptive methods. Because of COVID-19, an estimated additional 47 million women risk losing access to contraception, which will. result in an additional 7 million unintended pregnancies worldwide.

That’s why PSI addresses barriers to contraception such as access, stigma, and financial burdens that hinder women and girls’ right to reproductive choice. In more than 40 countries worldwide, PSI works alongside women in need to put her choice first, by building health systems that support her to make her own health and life choices.

Learn more about how PSI is acting on its commitment to contraception worldwide – and how you can help. This World Contraception Day, PSI is matching all donations up to $10,000. Double your impact by making a charitable donation to PSI.

Inspired by PSI’s impact? We are too! That’s why we’ve partnered with them to make it easy for donors like you to support their cause. You can donate now in the Spiral app:

  1. In the Spiral App, tap on “Giving”
  2. Click “Add a new charity”
  3. Search for “Population Services International”
  4. Click “Give to this charity”
  5. Choose a one time gift or monthly donation!

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