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 In recent years, Viet Nam’s fertility trend has consistently declined from 2.1 in 2005 to 2.03 in 2009, 2.0 in 2010 and 1.99 children per woman in 2011. Many Asian countries where fertility has fallen below the replacement level, such as Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand are challenged by future shortages of labour and productivity, which potentially impact on the quality of life for the ageing generations.

This video collects opinions of different socio-economic population groups on their reproductive decisions regarding socio-economic factors affected their decision could help  policy makers better understanding on fertility trend in Viet Nam in the coming years. This video also calls for further efforts on ensuring universal access to comprehensive and high quality sexual and reproductive health services including family planning, particularly in remote areas, and among ethnic minorities for better quality of life and poverty reduction.

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