Although the prevalence of interracial marriages in Korea is increasing, little is known regarding the pregnancy outcomes of interracial couples. The aim of this study was to investigate the differences in pregnancy outcomes between Korean and interracial Korean-foreign couples. Data for infants born in and were obtained from the national birth registry of the Korean Statistical Office. The couples were subdivided into Korean father-Korean mother, Korean father-foreign mother, and foreign father-Korean mother groups. In and , , Korean father-Korean mother, 36, Korean father-foreign mother, and 4, foreign father-Korean mother neonates were delivered in Korea. After adjustment for parental age, educational level, parity, gestational age at delivery, and neonatal sex, the birth weights were found to be different between groups, with the highest number of foreign father-Korean mother and lowest number of Korean father-foreign mother pregnancies.
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Taking her home to meet his parents, however, took a longer time to plan as his mum was against his dating foreigners, said the year-old guesthouse owner. Working at a non-governmental group dealing with migrant workers in South Korea, his mother had seen too many broken interracial families and did not have a good impression of mixed marriages, he added. But the older woman gave the couple her blessings after getting to know the bubbly Ms Wong, 26, who was preparing to attend university in Seoul when they met in Interracial marriages like theirs have grown since the s in largely homogenous South Korea as the country started opening up following the end of military rule in , and its people engaged in trade and tourism exchanges with nationals of neighbouring countries, including China, Vietnam and the Philippines. As of , there were , multicultural family members, comprising South Koreans, their foreign spouses and their biracial children, living in the nation of 50 million people, according to the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family. The country is also home to about 1. Over 63 per cent of interracial marriages are between South Korean men and foreign-born women, the majority of whom hail from China, Japan and South-east Asian countries such as Vietnam and the Philippines.
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The bulk of 'mixed' marriages are between Korean men and foreign women, but there are also many Korean women marrying men from other countries. The circumstances of the marriages tend to differ depending on the gender of the Korean spouse. By country, China formed the largest group of foreign wives with some 52,, including ethnic Korean Chinese.
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