As many as 4,060 test-tube babies were born at the Tu Du Obstetrics Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.
Hospital Deputy Director Hoang Thi Diem Tuyet made public the figure at a ceremony held on April 24 to celebrate the 14th founding anniversary of the hospital’s in vitro fertilization (IVF) unit.
Established in August 1997, the hospital IVF unit was the first of its kind in Vietnam. On April 30, 1998, at the unit, Vietnam’s first three babies were born using IVF technique.
With IVF, 9,000 test-tube babies were born nationwide.
Test-tube baby is a revolutionary treatment for those couples who can’t have a baby on their own because of various types of infertility.
According to statistics, between 7-10 percent of Vietnam’s fertility age population are infertility with about 50 percent of them being women.