More couples try IVF for a baby but only 18% of attempts succeed: MOH

Madam Jaslyn Aw, 42, and her husband, Martin Peh, 46, finally became parents in July after 16 years of marriage. Madam Aw was 39 years old when they decided to turn to science to help them conceive.
Madam Jaslyn Aw, 42, and her husband, Martin Peh, 46, finally became parents in July after 16 years of marriage. Madam Aw was 39 years old when they decided to turn to science to help them conceive.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

SINGAPORE - Fresh data from the Health Ministry (MOH) showed an increasing number of couples turning to in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) and other assisted reproduction (AR) procedures to try for a baby, with only about one in five attempts proving successful.

There were about 7,700 AR procedures carried out here in 2017, up from about 7,100 in 2015 and about 5,500 in 2013.

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