Young people in Ho Chi Minh City delay marriage

March 05, 2024

Ho Chi Minh City is listed among 21 out of all 63 localities in Vietnam with the lowest birth rates, while seeing young people postponing marriages. The average age of the first marriage in Ho Chi Minh City was 29.8 in 2022, up from 26.9 recorded in Vietnam, according to the General Statistics Office. Dr. Trinh Nhut Thu Huong, head of the prenatal care department at Tu Du Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, said that the ideal age to get married is from 20 to 25 for women. Dr. Ho Manh Tuong, general secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Society for Reproductive Medicine, said that the premature birth rates in Vietnam and the world have trended up. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Vui, a lecturer in the psychology faculty at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities under the Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City, cited various reasons for the reluctance of young adults to get married.

The source of this news is from Tuoi Tre News