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COVID-19 Impact and Response

Family Planning

The right to determine the number and spacing of one’s children is a fundamental right and is also enshrined in the Guatemalan Constitution. The possibility of having a smaller family with well-spaced births has both direct and indirect effects on nutrition and the social development of children less than five years of age. High birth rates contribute to large total family size and closely spaced births, and are an indirect contributor to chronic malnutrition.


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