Singapore's married women have less sex than desired: Study

Stress, fatigue among reasons; findings have significant bearing on Singapore's fertility rate

A couple holding hands and walking along Bartley Road.
A couple holding hands and walking along Bartley Road.PHOTO: ST FILE

Married women in their peak childbearing age here have a lot less sex than they desire, thwarted by stress and fatigue, a new study has found.

This has significant bearing on the length of time they take to get pregnant, contributing to Singapore's dismal fertility rate.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 05, 2020, with the headline 'Married women here have less sex than desired: Study'. Subscribe