Vietnam strives to reduce sex imbalances at birth Society

Vietnam strives to reduce sex imbalances at birth

A ceremony was held in the north central province of Thanh Hoa on October 9 in response to International Day of the Girl Child (October 11), focusing on the theme of no sex discrimination and no selection of unborn babies.

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, according to Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Viet Tien.

UN warns Vietnam of sex ratio imbalance

UNFPA has raised the alarm over the serious consequences caused by Vietnamese couples selecting the sex of their babies, saying that the surplus of adult men would amount to 10 percent of the female population by 2035.