Guatemala comes to terms with family planning

A local non-profit group hopes that education will help locals plan their families' futures better.

    Guatemala has the highest birth rate in Latin America and the effects of its growth are clear: the country vaunts one of the highest rates for both infant and maternal mortality on the continent as well as the fourth-highest incidence of chronic childhood malnutrition in the world.

    Now, a local non-profit group says that re-educating the population about family planning is the answer to rising numbers and related problems of poverty, poor health and illiteracy.

    Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from Sololá, Guatemala.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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