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Nadia Samdin – Fertility Health and Me

I care about women's health and the well-being of women in Singapore. For women, reproductive health is a key component of health. Among the key concerns may be fertility. Recent statistics show that about 15 per cent of couples in Singapore are unable to conceive within 12 months of trying for a baby. In about 39 per cent of these cases, the cause is female infertility. In 20 per cent, it is male infertility, and in 26 per cent both partners face challenges.

Beyond the implications on health and setting up a family, matters such as elective egg freezing, stereotypes, societal stigma, and identity can also have an impact on a woman's life. Through this series in collaboration with FertilitySG and other groups, Cheng San-Seletar hopes to engage women and men through healthy small-group conversations on unique fertility journeys and gender roles. We also hope to explore, at a broader level, the perspectives of different groups and the issues that are relevant to them - through the social and health lens, and also through the lived experiences of those who have walked the journey before.

We engage the participants through a small breakout session format to allow them to share their perspectives in a more intimate setting. Here are some of the topics that we are covering through "Fertility Health & Me":
- Elective egg freezing
- Fertility challenges
- Pregnancy loss
- Family planning
- Women's mental wellbeing
- Male infertility
- Gender roles in reproductive health and conception
- Cultural dimensions of reproductive health and how to navigate difficult conversations relating to fertility and family planning

In PAP Women's Wing, we believe that a woman's health and fertility are not only crucial for her own well-being, but for the well-being of future generations. Let us empower ourselves so that we can pave the way for a healthier and happier future for our families and communities!

Women Branch Chair

Nadia Ahmad Samdin - Cheng San-Seletar Branch


Women of various backgrounds and demographics


March 2023