A new Vietnam's health regulation is going to ban obstetric clinics from giving abortions to fetuses older than seven weeks.
The article is included in a bill drafted by the Ministry of Health, the Tuoi Tre said Thursday.
Vietnam does not have specific laws on abortion but use of the option has been on the rise and the rate is among the highest worldwide, especially amongst teenagers.
Under the bill, obstetric clinics can give pregnancy examinations and supervision, and first emergency aid in pregnancy and gynecology situations.
The draft also bans beauty clinics from conducting plastic surgery, including altering the shapes and sizes of body parts like breast raising, fat removal, or skin straightening.