15 September 2011

South American transition to low fertility spreads to paraguay – May 2010

Paraguay does not seem a likely candidate for rapid fertility decline: The population is poorer, more rural, and has lower educational levels than its neighboring countries. Yet despite a large population that is traditionally hard to reach with reproductive health information and services, Paraguay recorded a remarkable increase in contraceptive use and a sharp decline in fertility over the past decade. Mary Mederios Kent, senior demographic editor at PRB, wrote this article.
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