Warnings of sex ratio imbalance

by VTV412 July 2017 Last updated at 15:01 PM

(Photo illustrated: VNA/VNS - Duong Ngoc)
(Photo illustrated: VNA/VNS - Duong Ngoc)

VTV.vn - According to a recent report by the General Statistics Office, Vietnam's sex ratio at birth has reached 112.2 to 100, meaning that 112 boys are born for every 100 girls.

The normal rate is 103 to 107 per 100. 45 provinces recorded rising male-biased sex ratio at alarming rates.

Provinces with the highest rates of sex ratio at birth are Hung Yen, Hai Duong, Bac Ninh, Bac Giang, Nam Dinh, Hoa Binh, Hai Phong, Vinh Phuc, Quang Ninh and Quang Ngai. According to the UN's recommendations, if this situation continues, by 2050, Vietnam will have 2.3 - 4.3 million more men than women.

This can have social implications such as increased gender inequality, prostitution, human trafficking.

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