This study aimed to investigate the differences in family planning (FP) use among ethnic groups in the Ch'orti area. Data for this research came from two household surveys, one carried out in 2001 in the town of Jocotán and an earlier survey carried out in 1994 in two nearby aldeas. The study also included four in-depth interviews conducted with each type of FP service provider in Jocotán to provide background information on available contraceptive methods and service provision. The results are discussed in relation to low use of FP services amongst these ethnic groups, and implications for policy and further research needs are considered.
University of Southampton. Use of Family Planning in the Ch’orti area of Guatemala. (2003) Opportunities and Choices Factsheet 21, 2 pp.