The Ho Chi Minh City's Population and Family Planning Center last Saturday announced that the city has the highest abortion rate in the country with more than 98,000 cases in 2010, tripling the average national figure.
It is estimated that there are 75 babies aborted for every 100 babies born.
Even though the abortion rate is lower than in 2009, it stills remain a remarkable number.
Also according to the center, Ho Chi Minh City is experiencing a golden population period with five million people at working age (15-60 years old), accounting for 68 percent in the demography.
However, there is still sex imbalance in the newborns with the ratio of 109 boys for every 100 girls.