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Draft law tightens abortion regulations

Draft law tightens abortion regulations

Teenagers will likely need to get permission from their parents or guardian when they wish to have an abortion, according to a new regulation.

Vietnamese abortion rate fifth highest in the world

Vietnamese abortion rate fifth highest in the world

(VOV) - Vietnam’s approximately 300,000 teen abortion cases—60 to 70 percent of teenage students aged 15–19—constitutes the highest adolescent abortion rate in Southeast Asia and the fifth highest in the world.

VINAFPA efforts highlighted

The Vietnam Family Planning Association (VINAFPA) now tops the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) member associations in condom social marketing.

Preference for sons leads to widening of birth ratio

Preference for sons leads to widening of birth ratio

The country's male-to-female sex ratio continued to widen in the first months of this year, reflecting a higher rate of abortions and a preference for sons, said Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Viet Tien.