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Demand for premarital health screenings soar by 30% as marriage age increases in Singapore

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The increasing popularity of these services signifies a growing awareness among couples regarding the significance of proactive health management and responsible family planning

SINGAPORE: The demand for premarital health screenings has reportedly seen a significant 30 per cent surge, driven by more men and women opting to delay marriage until later in life.

According to several family clinics interviewed by Channel 8 news, approximately half of the couples availing the medical examinations are over the age of 30, with a number of patients even surpassing 40 years old.

Premarital medical examination services have experienced remarkable year-on-year growth, with an overall increase of 30 per cent and a 20 per cent rise in customers opting for comprehensive premarital packages.

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These packages include routine physical examinations and tests for SDT and fertility health. One clinic in particular offers screenings for thalassemia, syphilis, hepatitis B, and AIDS as part of their comprehensive premarital package.

The clinics reported that most customers seeking these services fall within the age range of 28 to 37 years old. Generally, they initiate the medical examinations approximately one year prior to registering for marriage to address any potential health concerns promptly.

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Doctors whom the Chinese broadcaster spoke to said that couples have benefited from early detection of health conditions during these screenings, enabling them to take proactive steps in preparation for their future together.

The premarital screenings, which come at a cost ranging from $100 to $500, also encompass a thorough examination of family medical history, focusing on chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

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Moreover, clinics offering these services go beyond mere testing, providing comprehensive advice on health condition management, preparing for pregnancy, recommending appropriate supplemental vitamins, strategies to quit smoking and drinking, and maintaining a healthy diet and exercise regimen.

One clinic highlighted that male clients can avail a comprehensive assessment of their sperm’s quantity, quality, and motility, while female clients can elect to undergo blood tests and ultrasounds of the uterus to assess ovulation and natural conception potential.

The driving force behind these couples’ interest in premarital screenings is to understand better how they can enhance their chances of conception. In cases where any abnormalities are detected, the couples are usually referred to obstetricians or urologists for further evaluation and treatment.

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The demand for premarital medical examination services is expected to rise in the foreseeable future as more men and women wait longer to tie the knot. The increasing popularity of these services signifies a growing awareness among couples regarding the significance of proactive health management and responsible family planning.

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