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The Effect of Fertility Health Awareness Strategies on Fertility Knowledge and Childbearing in Young Married Couples (FertStart)

Fertility Study


While most Singaporeans intend to get married and have children, they are having children at a later age. Of the various personal, financial and social factors affecting childbearing decisions, one possible and modifiable one is the awareness and understanding of how fertility decline with age and the limitations of fertility treatments.

The Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH) are inviting couples to participate in a research study to assess if increasing fertility health awareness will encourage young married couples to start a family at an earlier age.

Your participation will help us determine effective ways to better support Singaporeans in fulfilling their hopes and plans for having children. You may also gain useful information about your own fertility health status through this study.

Which organisations are involved in this study?

This study is conducted by SGH (led by A/Prof Yu Su Ling, Senior Consultant, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology), KKH (led by Dr Chua Ka Hee, Consultant, Department of Reproductive Medicine) and SingHealth, with support from the Strategy Group, Prime Minister’s Office.

Thank you for your support. 

We have completed the recruitment phase of the clinical trial and are not looking for more volunteers at the moment.