NOTICE PAPER NO. 1731
NOTICE OF QUESTION FOR WRITTEN ANSWER
FOR THE SITTING OF PARLIAMENT ON 24 FEBRUARY 2023
Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang
MP for Nee Soon GRC
Question No. 2742
To ask the Minister for Health for each year in the last five years (a) what is the number and percentage of those who have used all the co-funded in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) cycles but still do not have a successful pregnancy; and (b) whether the Ministry keeps track of the number and percentage of people who continue their IVF treatments unsubsidised in either public or private hospitals and, if so, what are these figures.
1 Based on data from 2017 to 2021, approximately 1% (200 out of 19,000) of women who had attempted Assisted Reproduction (AR) treatment had fully utilised all six co-funded ART cycles and did not achieve a successful live birth.
2 Amongst those who have fully utilised all 6 co-funding cycles without a successful live birth, approximately 50% of them (or 100 women) have continued to seek ART treatments (i.e. started a 7th cycle) without any co-funding in either public or private AR centres.