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Volume 21, Issue 4
Pages 143 - 150

Family Planning Among Indigenous Populations in Latin America

Although fertility rates in Latin America have declined steadily over the past 25 years and the level of modern contraceptive use among women in union has risen (from less than 10% before 1970 to the current level of 48%),1 these broad advances have been spread unevenly among ethnic and cultural groups. One segment of Latin American society relatively untouched by the contraceptive revolution is the indigenous population of the region.

The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect those of the Guttmacher Institute.

International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health