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This country profile was developed by the United Nations Population Fund in Viet Nam as part of the UNFPA Global Programme to Prevent Son Preference and the Undervaluing of Girls: Improving the sex ratio at birth in select countries in Asia and the Caucasus. The profile was prepared based on the data, information and results of various population surveys and census, and studies conducted by various partner institutions in Viet Nam, namely the Ministry of Health/General Office for Population and Family Planning, the General Statistics Office, the Parliamentary Committee for Social Affairs (PCSA), and the Vietnamese Fatherland Front.

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This factsheet provides key data and information on the Global Programme to Prevent Son Preference and the Undervaluing of Girls.  The programme will contribute to addressing the imbalance in sex ratio via strengthening evidence-based national policies and programmes to
tackle son preference, low value of girls and gender inequalities resulting in gender-biased sex selection in identified countries of prevalence in Asia (Bangladesh, Nepal and Viet Nam) and the Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia).

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The sex ratio at birth (SRB) is defined as the number of male children being born per 100 females. The biologically normal SRB lies between 102 and 106. In Viet Nam, the SRB was still at the biologically normal level in the year 2000, but rose to 110.5 by 2009 and to 112.2 by 2016. In some provinces, this figure was as high as 117 male children per 100 female children. This policy brief presents new information on the skewed SRB in Viet Nam and its socio-cultural context, offering an analysis of recent demographic developments and research-based recommendations for ways forward.

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This document consists of five factsheets, provides some key information on internal migration in Viet Nam based on the data analysis from the National Internal Migration Survey conducted in 2015. The factsheet also provides some policy recommendations that aim to take advantage of the benefits of migration for socio-economic development in Viet Nam, as well as ensuring migrants’ rights to access basic social services in destination areas.

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This brief proposes measures to strengthen the impact of the Domestic Violence Prevention and Control Law (DVPC Law) in Viet Nam. The findings are based primarily on the joint Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism (MoCST) and UNFPA 2016 review of the DVPC Law.  The review looked not only at implementation of the law but also at how reflective it is of international norms and standards, and at the lessons learned from the pilot Minimum Intervention Package (MIP) programme.

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Although Viet Nam has made considerable improvements in its family planning service delivery system, there are persistent concerns about the quality of family planning services as well as Viet Nam’s contraceptive discontinuation and failure rates. To meet the high demand for reliable evidence on the quality of family planning services, the
Ministry of Health and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Viet Nam commissioned the Human Development Research Centre (HDRC) in partnership with the Research and Training Centre for Community Development (RTCCD) to conduct the “Study on the Quality of Family Planning Services in Viet Nam”. We hope that this report is useful for policymakers, program managers, health professionals, researchers and donors in designing and implementing policies and programs which effectively respond to the modern contraceptive needs of Vietnamese people, toward achieving the ultimate objectives of the International Conference on Population and Development and the Sustainable Development Goals in Viet Nam.

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This report was developed by Ministry of Health, with technical and financial support from UNFPA. The report reviews the current needs, availability, accessibility, acceptability, quality and regulatory framework of midwifery services and practices in Viet Nam, with a vision towards 2030. The report also provides recommendations for midwifery practices in the coming years, including for governance, human resources, financing, service delivery, health information and infrastructure, equipment, and pharmaceuticals. It is our hope that this report proves useful to policy makers, programme managers, health professionals, researchers and donors in designing and implementing effective reproductive health programmes in order to achieve the ultimate objectives of the International Conference on Population and Development and the Sustainable Development Goals in Viet Nam.

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This research study was supported, and the scope of the study developed, by the Ministry of Health and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Viet Nam. It was implemented and managed by the University of Toronto in collaboration with the Mekong Development Research Institute. It is our hope that this report proves useful to policy makers, programme managers, health professionals, researchers and donors in designing and implementing effective reproductive health programmes in order to achieve the ultimate objectives of the International Conference on Population and Development and the Sustainable Development Goals in Viet Nam.

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This monograph was developed using the data from the 2014 IPS and 2009 Census to provide the most updated information about an emerging issue that has received great attention from policymakers in Viet Nam. It illustrates the differences of this ratio among regions and population groups, the relationship between socio-economic and demographic factors and sex imbalance at birth in Viet Nam. More specifically, the results help us understand the extent of son preference reflected in reproductive behaviours, and the trend of its diffusion across different population groups. It also proposes some recommendations to address the sex imbalance at birth issue in Viet Nam, and emphasizes the necessity to have information on aspects of social changes and their impacts on son preference to identify factors relating to gender equality in Vietnamese families.

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The report includes eight chapters: Chapter 1: Introduction, Chapter 2: Types of migration, characteristics and living onditions of households, Chapter 3: Characteristics of migrants and non-migrants, Chapter 4: Migration determinants, Chapter 5: Satisfaction and difficulties associated with migration, Chapter 6: Economic activities and living condition, Chapter 7: Health, Chapter 8: Conclusion and policy recommendations.

 

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