Tags: gender selection

Hanoi moves to control sex ratio at birth

The capital city of Hanoi is striving to better its policies on gender equality, and intensify inspections to stop gender selection in an effort to reduce the current high sex ratio at birth.

Ministry tries to clamp down on gender selection

Ministry tries to clamp down on gender selection

Medical workers who help women to determine the sex of their child during the early stages of pregnancy will be fined VND10-20 million (US$470-950), 30 percent higher than before.

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.