Melinda Gates: My battle for contraception

America’s richest women has spoken of her belief in the power of contraception, despite her Catholic faith.

Access to contraception led to greater opportunities for girls, as preventing unwanted pregnancies allowed them to finish their studies,
Melinda Gates, the wife of Bill Gates, the Microsoft founder, is running a -2.7 billion ($4.3 billion) project to provide birth control for an additional 120 million women in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Her work has been criticised in some Catholic quarters because the Church opposes the use of contraceptives.