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Vietnam faces risk of having "excess" of 2.5 million men

It is forecast that by 2034, Vietnam will face the risk of having an "excess" of 1.5 million males aged 15 - 49; and by 2059 this figure will be 2.5 million men if Vietnam's sex ratio at birth does not decrease.

After 30 years, Vietnam's fertility rate drops by nearly half

Over the past 30 years, Vietnam's fertility rate has fallen dramatically. The total fertility rate (TFR) fell from 3.8 children/woman in 1989 to 2.09 children/woman in 2019.

Health Ministry proposes reward of up to VND9 million to couples who have second child

People in areas with low fertility rates may receive a reward twice as much as the regions’ minimum wages if they have a second child.

The generation with only one child

Having only one child or no children has not become common in Vietnam, but it can be seen clearly in some provinces and regions.

Families with two children of the same sex to enjoy tuition remission

Under a new regulation set by the Ministry of Health (MOH), families that have two children of the same sex (two daughters or two sons) may enjoy tuition exemption or reduction, and receive financial support for health insurance and dairy products.

Family planning awareness raised to mitigate threat of unwanted pregnancies amid COVID-19

In three months a short comedy video titled “Rút Không Kịp” by famous artist Huynh Lap has attracted 2.5 million views on Youtube.

Ho Chi Minh City birth rate hits all-time low

The number of babies being born in Ho Chi Minh City continues to fall to a low birth rate of 1.33 children per family.

Vietnam’s population to reach 104 million by 2030

The Vietnam’s population is projected to reach 104 million by 2030 according to the Vietnam Population Strategy recently approved by the Prime Minister.

Vietnam to soon grapple with aging population

Elderly Vietnamese to account for a quarter of the population by 2049, according to General Office for Population and Family Planning.

Hanoi’s gender imbalance still worrisome

According to the Hanoi Department of Population and Family Planning, the city set the goal for 2019 of achieving the gender ratio at birth of 113 boys/100 girls.


Family planning ensures sustainable development: experts

Vietnam has made huge strides in ensuring access to family planning. Ongoing investment has ensured that contraceptives, services and information are available to virtually the entire nation, 

Dak Nong struggles to deal with increase in enrolment

 VietNamNet Bridge – An increase in the number of students in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong are posing challenges for the education sector as the demand for school facilities and teachers increases,

Quality of contraceptives in VN comes into question

 VietNamNet Bridge – While the free market for contraceptive products and reproductive health commodities in Viet Nam is growing to meet increasing demand, its safety and quality remains questionable.

Population policy to shift

 VietNamNet Bridge – It is time for Viet Nam to shift its population policy's focus from birth control to a more holistic integration of population variables in development planning,

New era dawns for plastic surgery in Vietnam

SBC Medical Group on November 23 opened a modern centre providing the finest in care and support for patients before, during and after plastic surgery procedures in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City.

Pre-natal care lowers maternal mortality rate

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam's maternal death rate is decreasing, according to reports from 63 provinces and cities.

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Population Agency advises people to not have only one child

"Previously our slogan was each couple should have one to two children; our current message is let’s have two children, having two children is the best,” said the chief of the General Department of Population – Mr. Duong Quoc Trong.

VND3,000 billion and redundancy of men

The General Department of Population and Family Planning has proposed a VND3,000 billion ($150 million) project to reduce gender imbalance at birth. Part of the funding is to support the families with two daughters.

Skepticism on "bonus for families with two girls" policy

On the sidelines of a meeting of the National Assembly’s Committee on Social Affairs on January 29, many experts said they were shocked with the plan on rewarding the families with two daughters of the General Department of Population.