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By Maho Irigoyen and David von Blohn
After having two children, Lucy Cutzan, a 24-year-old Indigenous Guatemalan, defied her husband and started using birth control. In a country with one of the highest fertility rates in Latin America, Lucy is a rare example of a woman taking her reproductive rights into her own hands. Passionate about women’s right to family planning, Lucy became a health worker who now provides contraceptives to 250 women every month. Her story highlights the barriers and solutions to contraceptive use in rural Guatemala.