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According to the General Department of Population and Family Planning, Vietnam is facing a growing gender imbalance, as reflected in the 2014 sex ratio at birth stats 114 boys to 100 girls.


The warning was released at the seminar on “Solutions to address sex imbalance at birth” held by the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in 2014. Their Report stated the ratio of male/female newborns in Vietnam is 1,000:914, while 30 years ago it was 1,000:962.


Hence, it's expected by 2050, the number of men in Vietnam will be 2.3-4.3 million more than that of women.


Vietnam launches campaign to redress yawning gender imbalance at birth

Tuoi Tre News - 10/18/2015

A campaign has been jointly launched by the Ministry of Health and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Vietnam, in an effort to better cope with the country’s alarming sex imbalance at birth.

City succeeds in reducing gender imbalance at birth

Viet Nam News - July, 11 2015

HCM CITY (VNS)  — HCM City has been successful in controlling gender imbalance at birth with a sex ratio of 106 to107 boys per 100 girls a year in the last four years, according to the city's Family Planning and Population Division.

APRIL 15, 2015

HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam's gender imbalance ratio is expected to continue increasing rapidly, especially in the Hong (Red) River Delta region, according to the General Department of Population and Family Planning (GDPFP).

Viet Nam will have 2.3-4.3 million fewer women than men by 2050 if the gender gap isn't reduced, the department said in a report.

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