The story in the obstetrics clinic when an 11th grade female student came to have an abortion… for the 4th time

I met a case of an 11th grade student who had 4 abortions… “Master of Sociology Nguyen Hoang Dung shared at the program “Eight Weekends” with the topic “Rejecting the germ of life”.

The 4th time the female student came to ask for advice, Mr. Dung told female student: “It’s a miracle that I can keep my child now. Because if not, I will no longer be able to be a mother.”

When consulting students with unwanted pregnancies, Mr. Dung found that out of 10 students, 7 – 8 of them were abandoned by their partners. to the family’s abandonment. Adding pressure from public opinion and social values, many people have abandoned their own children.

Mr. Dung also mentioned children’s cemeteries (where children are buried abandoned babies) was established in many provinces and cities, but now some places are so overloaded that there is no land left to bury the unfortunate babies. That partly shows the painful picture of the abortion problem Abortion in adolescents.

According to data from the Vietnam Family Planning Association, on average each year the country has nearly 300,000 abortions, mainly in the age group of 15 – 19, of which 60 – 70% are students. Notably, the abortion rate over 12 weeks accounts for nearly 80%.

The story in the obstetrics clinic when an 11th grade female student came to have an abortion

Meanwhile, according to data from the Vietnam Family Planning Association, 20 – 30% of abortions Pregnant women are unmarried women and 60 – 70% are students.

According to research results conducted by UNFPA in Vietnam, about 174% of women said they had had an abortion in their lives. me. The average number of abortions is 13 times per woman. Among these women, 731% have had one abortion in their lives, 218% have had two abortions and 51% have had at least three abortions in their lives.

According to Master Nguyen Hoang Dung, children Official statistics on abortion may not reflect reality. Because most cases of child rejection want to keep it a secret. The more they want to keep it a secret, the more they will secretly find a place to work “undercover”. And the more sneaky it is, the more dangerous it can be, leaving terrible consequences…

A pediatrician in Ho Chi Minh City said she once met schoolchildren sitting and swaying, reading comics, waiting for an abortion. Children of eating and sleeping age are very innocent. Or there was the case of a 14-year-old student having an abortion. When the doctor advised her about possible complications, she dismissed it and said, “Just need the doctor to cut it off and that’s it.” There are many cases where the fetus is very large before being brought in for treatment, which is extremely dangerous.

According to the female doctor, most pregnant children will try their best to hide from people around them until their parents find out. Now that I’m hastily looking for a solution, the fetus is already grown. Many female students are still children and naively unaware that having sex carries the risk of pregnancy.

Not to mention, there are many female students who don’t even know who the father of the baby in their womb is. They only knew their nicknames online, then went on a date to a motel, then couldn’t contact them anymore.

At a reproductive health training program for teachers in Ho Chi Minh City, doctor Dang Phi Yen also warned that many young students had aborted their second and third pregnancies and did not Pay attention to the consequences later. Some girls who aborted their babies even urged the doctor to “do it quickly to get to school on time for the test”. There are even groups of friends who meet together to have an abortion.

Doctors warn that abortion can cause uterine bleeding and uterine rupture. After curettage, if the placenta is left behind, it will become infected and cause inflammation of the fallopian tubes, leading to very serious consequences later. The older the abortion, the more dangerous it is. In addition to the physical effects of abortion, there are psychological scars that can last a lifetime.

Adolescents and young people are the subjects must cope with many risks and challenges related to reproductive health and sexual health. From a very early age, children need to be provided with information and scientific knowledge about sex and reproduction.

But the current reality is that parents are often confused about this issue and avoid “when they grow up they will know” while schools are indifferent or only put this educational content in for good measure when all resources are available. The school still focuses on academics and exams.