Conexiones y negociaciones en la red del plan de Distribución Comunitaria de Anticonceptivos de Profamilia, 1970-1989
Jiménez Daza, Ana María
This research studies the Community Distribution of Contraceptives Program (PDCA) developed by Profamilia in Colombia between 1975-1989, in particular the actors involved in the construction and execution of the PDCA, as well as some concrete actions and program transformations during its validity The actors include international agencies, local entities such as the National Federation of Coffee Growers, the Colombian State and Profamilia, and little-tracked actors such as distributors or instructors. It also analyzes how and for what purpose different technologies were used -such as surveys, reports and statistical measurements- in the configuration of the PDCA. In this way, the negotiations that took place between the different actors for the consolidation and changes of the PDCA, as well as some instruments used in its construction and execution, are investigated. More generally, I show how, through the PDCA, transformations in the action of family planning in Colombia during the seventies and eighties can also be explored. Thus, through changes, interactions and the direction of this particular Program it is possible to see the way family planning operated in these two decades.