More turning to telemedicine options

More Singaporeans may be turning to telemedicine services for sensitive health matters, also due in part to the desire to stay safe amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
More Singaporeans may be turning to telemedicine services for sensitive health matters, also due in part to the desire to stay safe amid the Covid-19 pandemic.PHOTO: ST FILE

When Ms Shania Aw started thinking about using birth control, she first approached her family's general practitioner (GP).

The consultation lasted three minutes and, despite paying for it, the 21-year-old left without any information or prescription.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 29, 2020, with the headline 'More turning to telemedicine options'. Subscribe