This study aims to assess how increasing fertility health awareness can (i) encourage young married couples to start a family at an earlier age and to seek help earlier where necessary; and (ii) positively impact couples’ childbearing outcomes.
You can take part if you:
Figure 1 below gives an overview of the study design, procedures, visits and estimated duration.
Figure 1 Study overview
Baseline survey Once you agree to be part of the study, you will complete a survey via email, which is expected to take 15-20 minutes. You and your spouse will complete this separately. After this, a research coordinator will contact you to let you know which group you are assigned to and give you further instructions.
Group 1: Fertility health screening If you are assigned to the fertility health screening group, a research coordinator will arrange the first visit for you at SGH or KKH based on where you would prefer to be seen. During the first visit, we will
Please be assured that the risks and inconveniences are minimised in the process of the study. For couples assigned to Group 1 (i.e. undergo fertility health screening), there may be mild pain and bruising for the woman due to the blood sampling, and inconvenience for the man from having to produce a semen sample in the clinic.
If you take part in this study and are assigned to Group 1, you will undergo fertility health screening (blood test, semen analysis and consultations) at no charge to you. For all couples who take part in the study, you will be reimbursed for your time, effort and transportation costs per couple.
Your participation in this study will involve the collection of Personal Data. Personal Data collected for this study will be kept strictly confidential. Your records, to the extent of the applicable laws and regulations, will not be made publicly available. Only the study team and relevant parties will have access to the confidential information being collected.
In order to ensure that this project is conducted well, Regulatory Agencies, SingHealth Centralised Institutional Review Board and Ministry of Health may be granted access to your original medical records to check study procedures and data, without making any of your information public. The access to the data may only be granted where necessary. By agreeing to participate and contacting us by phone or email, you consent to (i) the collection, access to, use and storage of your Personal Data by SGH and KKH, and (ii) the disclosure of such Personal Data to our authorised service providers and relevant third parties. "Personal Data" means data about you which makes you identifiable (i) from such data or (ii) from that data and other information which an organisation has or likely to have access. Examples of personal data include medical conditions, medications, investigations and treatment history.
By participating in this research study, you are confirming that you have read, understood and consented to the SingHealth Data Protection Policy, the full version of which is available at
If you have any further questions, you may contact us at any of the phone numbers or emails below. We look forward to your participation!
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