According to the results of the 2019 Population and Housing Census, Vietnam’s total population is 96.2 million people, of which the number of women of childbearing age (15-49 years old) is nearly 25 million.

The rate of contraceptive use in Vietnam is 76.5%.

Popular modern contraceptive methods today include: using condoms, inserting an IUD, taking birth control pills, birth control injections, contraceptive implants, sterilization, vasectomy…

In the first 6 months of the year, due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, activities on implementing population work in the locality faced many difficulties.

In the world, according to statistics from the World Health Organization, every year there are nearly 80 million unwanted pregnancies, of which 20 million are intended for abortion.

Research by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in the last 6 months of the year, if social isolation continues to be applied, health services will still be interrupted.

A doctor holds a patient’s hand while she is preparing for an abortion at the clinic.

This year’s World Contraception Day, September 26, is a global campaign, arousing the responsibility of young people in having safe sex and actively preventing pregnancy, while encouraging women and men of age to practice contraception.

Representative of the General Department of Population, Ministry of Health, commented that adolescents and young people are facing many risks and challenges related to reproductive health, sexual health, and abortion rate.

According to the General Department of Population, communication work needs to focus on raising awareness for young people, adolescent groups, young adults, women and men of childbearing age about all contraceptive methods to avoid pregnancy.

Thuy Quynh