Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Singapore - S'pore women attribute infertility to non-physiological reasons

SINGAPORE: Majority of women in Singapore attribute their infertility to non-physiological reasons and say their condition is "god's will" or "bad luck".

This is one of the findings of a study conducted on 1,000 women across 10 Asian countries, including Singapore.

Called "Starting Families Asia", the study also found two in five women here are unaware that a man can be infertile even if he does not have any problems having sex.

Two in five Singaporean women also do not realise that a man may be infertile even if he produces sperm.

Cost was also said to be the single greatest barrier in seeking fertility treatment here.

The study, commissioned by Merck Serono, was conducted in collaboration with Professor PC Wong from National University Hospital's Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Claire Huang
- CNA/xq

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