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Workshop on Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) Imbalance Control in Vinh Phuc

07/19/2017 15:37
On May 23-24, the EU Health Facility in cooperation with General Office for Population Family Planning organized workshop on Assessment of One-Year Implementation of the Project on Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) Imbalance Control Period 2016-2025 for Northern Provinces in Vinh Yen City, Vinh Phuc Province. The workshop was chaired by Deputy Minister of Health Prof. Dr. Nguyen Viet Tien and Mr. Nguyen Van Tan, Deputy Head of the GOPFP. 
The GOPFP has launched the SRB Project back 2016 aiming to increase the sex at birth ratio towards preference to girl babies and reduce selection of pregnancies towards those where there will be a baby – boy. Unbalances sex at birth ratio if not changed will lead to the situation that in future more then 1,7 million Vietnamese boys will be having difficulties in finding a wife in Vietnam (currently for each every 7 boys only 5 girls are born). One of the major topics discussed during the workshop was how to overcome the problems with pre-natal selection of babies based on their future sex, practical solutions eg in work with Ministry of Education, faith organisations, provincial People’s Committees etc. At the workshop, experts from EU Health Facility and UNFPA shared their experiences from abroad and proposed practical solutions, aiming to develop and increase efficiency of SRB imbalance project in the near future.

Workshop materials:

How has Korea achieved balanced SRB?
REPORT ON 01-YEAR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE  Project ON CONTROL OF SRB imbalance PERIOD 2016-2025
SEX RATIO AT BIRTH (srb): findings of the 1/4/2014 intercensal population and housing survey
ADDRESSING OF SRB IMBALANCE IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF GENDER EQUALITY IN VIETNAM
Inspection and examination of the implementation of legal regulations on prohibition of sex selection
COMMUNICATION ACTIVITIES OF THE CENTRAL COMMISSION FOR POPULARIZATION AND EDUCATION (CCPE) IN RELATION TO POPULATION AND SRB IMBALANCE
VIEWPOINTS AND BEHAVIORS IN RELATION TO HAVING SONS AT WILL​
Gender-biased Sex Selection: Global and regional perspectives
REPORT: PILOT MODEL TO SUPPORT GIRLS

 
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