Vietnam Issues New Birth Control Regulations

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Mar. 12 – Vietnam has issued revised regulations on its Population Ordinance that will allow exceptions to the two baby quota rule.

Families will be allowed to have three children in the following circumstances: if couples give birth to triplets or have a child and give birth to two or more babies during the second birth and those who give birth to a third child after a previous child died or was put given up for adoption.

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Couples who have one or two children that are disabled or suffer from nonhereditary fatal illnesses will allowed a third child. Moreover, Vietnamese ethnic groups with populations of less than 10,000 or with a birth rate lower or equal to their death rate will be allowed to have three children.