Marie Stopes International Australia

Online Community Rules

Welcome to the online community of Marie Stopes International Australia. We’re so happy you could join the conversation!

We’re here to foster open discussion about family planning, sexual and reproductive healthcare and how these services are vitally important in giving women, their families and their communities the power to plan and the freedom to pursue their dreams.

We encourage active engagement and want all opinions to be heard, but to keep this a happy, safe and non-judgemental space we do have a few house rules.

  • Treat others with respect. If you disagree with someone, disagree constructively and politely, without denigrating other people’s points of view.
  • Any post or comment deemed by us to be abusive, offensive, threatening, illegal, profane or defamatory toward a person, entity, belief or symbol will be removed and reported.
  • Don’t use our page to spam, advertise or promote any commercial product or business.
  • Unfortunately, the previous rule extends to those promoting worthy causes that are not related to our mission, Children by Choice.
  • Though there are many worthy causes, and wonderful organisations working to change the world for the better, we do have to stay focussed on achieving our own vision of creating a world where every birth is wanted.
  • Comments and posts by community members do not represent the views of Marie Stopes International.
  • Shares/tweets are not endorsements.
  • We do attempt to amend any factually inaccurate information posted.
  • We wish we were literate in more languages, but for the purposes of being able to moderate effectively, we do ask if you can please post in English.

We want every person who engages with us online to have a positive experience, free from vilification. To maintain this standard we must apply these rules without favour and will remove posts according to the rules above.

If you wish to have your say anonymously, give feedback, alert us to an issue, or have a question about these rules, you can always send us a private message, or email us at

Thank you for taking the time to read our house rules. We very much appreciate your support and look forward to hearing from you!



The Marie Stopes Team