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Hanoi (VNA) – In recent years, thanks to the increased dissemination of information
and the provision of good services to the grassroots level, the awareness of
health care for ethnic minority women has been changed positively, and the
reproductive healthcare system has been improved as well.
Specifically, the dissemination of information about sexual and reproductive
health for ethnic minority women and youths in remote areas have been stepped
up, with medical workers coming to each hamlet to provide consultancy and
encourage pregnant women to go to medical facilities for check-ups, and advise
women to use family planning measures.
work with prestigious people in the hamlets to encourage local residents to give birth
in accordance with the fertility rate for each region, and avoid the selection
of sons that causes gender imbalance.
Pregnant women now are aware of going to medical establishments, instead of staying at home, for giving birth.
In the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, for
example, such synchronous measures have proved effective in improving
reproductive health in the locality. The number of pregnant women having their
health monitored reaches 93 percent, and the number of pregnant women having
their health examined thrice or more and that of women cared by medical workers
while giving birth increase continuously./.