Family Planning for Guatemalans Living in Poverty

May 10, 2012

Woman Learns To Plan After Multiple Abortions

Catalina, a 35 year-old mother of three, was taking her sick son to clinic in her community in Patzún when she encountered Ana, a WINGS Family Planning Educator.  Ana told Catalina that she was only visiting for the day, but would be back in the area the following week to conduct a talk about family planning.

Catalina was interested in learning more about family planning, as she told Ana that while she has three children, she has also had three pregnancies that ended in abortion.  Because she was poor and illiterate, Catalina didn’t have access to family planning methods.

The next week, Catalina attended the discussion, and spoke more with Ana about her options. Ana was able to refer her to receive an IUD, so now Catalina is able to live without worrying about future unplanned pregnancies.

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Antigua, N/A, Guatemala

Project Leader

Annie Keel

Development Coordinator
Antigua, Guatemala

Where is this project located?

Map of Family Planning for Guatemalans Living in Poverty