Vietnam – ‘We did not talk about it (her abortion). It is not a happy story’.

'We did not talk about it (her abortion). It is not a happy story’.

By Son Le with Mai Thuy, Alison Hoover. Vietnam Youth Action for Choice.
June 18, 2020

In Vietnam, abortion has been recognized as a women’s right in the early period of time under the Law on Protection of People’s Health in 1989. For 30 years, despite very few occasions that abortion and its legislation are up to debate, the effort of anti-abortion campaigners usually fails to achieve their restriction in the national assembly meeting.

However, this does not mean that safe abortion access is easy for everyone. We face issues of provider stigma, sexuality stigma, sex-selection politics and issues in the quality of abortion care.

Continued: https://www.asapblog-prochoicediscussions.com/post/we-did-not-talk-about-it-her-abortion-it-is-not-a-happy-story


Abortion still ‘used as contraceptive’ in Vietnam

Abortion still 'used as contraceptive' in Vietnam
Experts warn that in Vietnam, the lack of sex education means young people don't know enough about safe sex and some are relying on abortion as a form of birth control.

8 Jun 2020

No one had ever talked to her about sex: not her parents, not her teachers -- and her friends knew as little as she did.

"I was terrified when I found out I was pregnant...I think if we had been told about safe sex, we would not have fallen into this trap," the 20-year-old explains.

Continued: https://www.bangkokpost.com/world/1931284/abortion-still-used-as-contraceptive-in-vietnam


Vietnam – Workshop raises public awareness on contraception, reproductive health

Workshop raises public awareness on contraception, reproductive health

VNA Monday, September 23, 2019

Hanoi (VNA) – A workshop on active contraception took place in Hanoi on September 23 in response to World Contraception Day 2019.

Co-organised by the Department of Population and Family Planning, Vietnam Women’s Union, and Bayer Vietnam company, the workshop discussed causes of unwanted pregnancy, unsafe abortion, and the benefits of using contraceptive methods.

Continued: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/workshop-raises-public-awareness-on-contraception-reproductive-health/160921.vnp


Vietnam – Unlicensed doctor fined for illegal abortion

Unlicensed doctor fined for illegal abortion

Update: March 26/2018
Viet Nam News

NGHỆ AN — An unlicensed doctor in the central province of Nghệ An was fined VNĐ50 million (US$2,200) for performing an unsafe abortion that killed a local woman.

The unlicensed doctor, Đinh Thị Thanh, 52, performed the abortion by placing a catheter into the woman’s uterus and fed her boiled katuk (Sauropus androgynus) water on March 12, Vietnamnetonline newspaper reported.

Continued: http://vietnamnews.vn/society/425087/unlicensed-doctor-fined-for-illegal-abortion.html


Vietnam: Workshop raises awareness of proactive contraception

Workshop raises awareness of proactive contraception

VNA Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Hanoi (VNA) – A workshop on benefits of contraception was held in Hanoi on September 26 in response to World Contraception Day to raise public awareness of contraception and prevent unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortion.

The event was co-hosted by the Ministry of Health’s General Office for Population and Family Planning and the Vietnam Women’s Union with more than 300 local and foreign delegates in attendance.

Continued at source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/workshop-raises-awareness-of-proactive-contraception/118472.vnp


Some 6,000 teen abortion cases reported in Vietnam annually

HANOI, July 18 (Xinhua) -- Some 6,000 teen abortion cases are reported in Vietnam annually, according to Vietnam's General Office for Population and Family Planning (GOPFP) on Monday.

In 2015 alone, Vietnam had a total of around 280,000 abortion cases, 2 percent of which were by teenage moms, local Tien Phong (Pioneer) online newspaper quoted the office as saying.

However, the figures were only collected in public medical facilities. With psychological fears, many teenagers chose to come to private healthcare ones, reported Tien Phong, adding that the real figures must have been much higher.

Dinh Huy Duong, head of GOPFP's Communication and Education Department, said despite on downward trend over the past few years, the rate of teen pregnancy in Vietnam remains high.

Statistics by GOPFP showed that among every 100 girls, nearly three girls get pregnant during their teenage, reported Tien Phong.

Source: Shanghai Daily