I can only be with foreigners since I’m not a virgin
I am 29 years old and the youngest in a traditional family. My mother and four sisters didn’t have sex before marriage.
Couples rely on IVF to have baby boys
Bich Thao and her husband are still trying to get a son after seven years and five in vitro fertilization attempts despite knowing sex selection is illegal.
HCMC high school principal segregates students with ‘gender problems’
A HCMC high school principal has told teachers to make students with “gender problems” sit in separate areas.
Vietnam adopts global LGBT health standard
New health ministry order upholds dignity, nondiscrimination.
Vietnam takes major step forward in recognizing LGBTQ rights
The Health Ministry has instructed doctors to stop treating homosexuality as a disease, and to cease discrimination in medical care.
Trans woman with ‘hug me’ sign in Saigon street overwhelmed by acceptance
Standing on Nguyen Hue Street with a sign saying “I’m transgender person, you want to hug or throw water,” Do Ba Duy was surprised to receive many hugs.
What the Roe reversal means for abortion rights in Vietnam
Given the country’s social conservatism and a shifting Overton window, it is more likely now than ever that the Vietnamese government will take a more restrictive stance on abortion.
Vietnamese teenagers on why they have sex at early age
Nguyen Tuan, 15, had sex for the first time earlier this year, did not use a condom and his girlfriend had to take a morning-after pill.
Inside the minds of sugar babies
Bao Nhi admits she joined the private online group chat ‘Sugar Luxury Saigon’ about a month ago to find men who could offer her money in exchange for companionship.
It’s not working: sex education makes teachers and students squirm
Pham Thanh Nga, a ninth-grade student in a Hanoi public school, said she felt uncomfortable with her sex education class. The teachers weren’t comfortable, either, she added.
Red River Delta gender imbalance highest in the country
Gender imbalance in the Red River Delta is the highest among all Vietnamese regions, with 115 boys born for every 100 girls, a new report says.
A Photographer explores family, acceptance and being queer in Vietnam
I could never have foreseen how my mom’s acceptance of my queerness would transform me. I now carry myself differently; I gained much more confidence and self-assurance. With her acceptance, I started wondering about other young queer people and their…
Vietnam : LGBTQ+ Pride in the Time of Coronavirus
The LGBTQ+ community in Vietnam faces many challenges, but remains steadfast in pushing for progress.
Vietnam’s first openly gay candidate seeks change with parliament run
Luong The Huy once addressed a session of the UN Human Rights Council and was listed by Forbes as one of the 30 most inspiring people under the age of 30 in Vietnam
LGBT rights activist nominates himself for National Assembly seat
A Hanoi LGBTI rights and gender equality activist has nominated himself to contest elections to the National Assembly and Hanoi People’s Council in May.
SexEdu by Trang wants to educate Vietnamese youth to set them on right path
With the aim to provide young people with knowledge about sex and gender properly, a 28-year-old Vietnamese woman launched a website named SexEdu by Trang despite some negative comments.
Vietnam to have 1.5 million more men than women by 2034
Vietnam will have 1.5 million more men than women aged 15-49 by 2034 if the sex ratio at birth imbalance remains unaddressed, a study has found.
Sexual harassment rife in Vietnam’s conservation sector, survey reveals
Five out of six people working in the conservation sector in Vietnam say that they have directly experienced some form of sexual harassment in their work environment.
Vietnam faces gender inequality as consequence of gender-biased sex selection
Vietnam is on the verge of gender inequality as a result of gender-biased sex selection since many families in the country still favor boys over girls, resulting in more than 40,000 baby girls unborn every year.
Vietnam among top countries of sex ratio imbalance at birth
As Vietnam is listed among three countries with the highest rate of sex ratio imbalance at birth, local authorities are making efforts to raise public awareness and tighten regulations to shorten the gap.
Three Ha Long pimps probed over elite cruise ship service
Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security on Tuesday launched a criminal investigation against three pimps for brokering sexual services aboard cruise ships in world-famous Ha Long Bay.
Used condoms cleaned and resold in southern Vietnam
Market authorities in Binh Duong Province have seized 324,000 used condoms that were about to be cleaned and resold in the market.
Eight Vietnamese jailed for pimping for foreign tourists
A Khanh Hoa Province court on Thursday sentenced eight people to prison for supplying sex workers to foreigners, mainly Chinese tourists, while two Chinese kingpins are still at large.
40,800 female births doomed in Vietnam every year
Every year, the long-standing preference for boys in Vietnam’s society terminates 40,800 baby girls before they are born, according to the United Nations Population Fund.
Vietnam lotto shows just the ticket for marginalised LGBT community
Each night that Nha Vy steps proudly on stage in her traditional Vietnamese ao dai, or sometimes mini dress and heels, memories grow fainter of the taunts she endured as a transgender woman in her rural village.
Glorifying sex and CIA in Vietnam War-era Bangkok
New museum in city’s infamous Patpong red light zone reveals the CIA agents who used to hold court in its go-go bars