Over 4,000 test tube babies born in HCMC hospital

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More than 4,000 test tube babies were born in Ho Chi Minh City's Tu Du Hospital since the hospital first conducted the reproductive technology 14 years ago.

Tu Du Hospital was the first hospital to introduce in vitro fertilization in Vietnam. The hospital announced on Sunday at the 14th anniversary of the IVF unit that 4,080 babies have been born from the method.

Over the past several years the hospital has applied advanced techniques to raise the success rate of IVF method to 30-40 percent, equivalent to the world's average.


According to the Ministry of Health, 7-10 percent of Vietnam's population is infertile, with the male-female ratio being equivalent.

Vietnam has 13 assisted reproductive centers that have IVF units. An estimated 9,000 babies were born to date in Vietnam thanks to the method, including those born in the Tu Du Hospital.

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