Over 46% female workers have gynaecological diseases

A representative from the Department of Population and Family Planning in Ho Chi Minh City has said at a meeting to review activities in the period 2011-2015 that as many as 46 percent of female workers have gynaecological diseases.

Female workers suffer gynaecological disease because they do not know safe sex practices leading to many of them having gynaecological diseases. Head of the Department of Population and Family Planning Tran Van Tri said that the city is crowded and the proportion of female in child-bearing age accounts for over 32 percent; hence the reproductive health care is facing difficulties.

As per the Department’s statistics, last year, over 70 percent of female workers did not know how to practice safe sex and 46 of them suffered gynaecological diseases. From 20 to 30 percent female students and workers have not been provided enough information of reproductive health care and family planning methods.

Subsequently, to help them to avoid this disease, Tri said that in the period 2016 - 2020, his Department will increase free tests of reproductive infections for 15,000 female workers annually.

By GIA PHU - Translated by Anh Quan

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