You’ll Be Surprised by What Malaysian Women Think About Fertility

Malaysian Women's take on fertility
Malaysian Women's take on fertility

After surveying 1,000 women across 10 Asian countries, the “Starting Families Asia” Study revealed startling details on what Malaysian women believe about fertility.

The study discovered some critical knowledge gaps about fertility. Quite a few of the women surveyed do not understand why infertility happens, and they do not know the treatment options available. These means that there may be women who are not seeking help or treatment which could improve their chances of conceiving.

There’s still a silver lining

Despite the common perception that Asians are conservative and reserved, most Malaysian women disagree that seeking fertility treatment is embarrassing.

The survey also found there is a good level of confidence in treatment safety, efficacy and fitness of children born from fertility treatment. There is also a good level of knowledge around types of fertility treatments available among the women in Malaysia

Pass this around and help someone

The study emphasizes on the importance on awareness to overcome age and medical problems on infertility, especially since many medical conditions can be treated if help is sought.

Pass this message around to the women in your life. If they’re having trouble conceiving, or if they’re not, it’s still good to know the facts.

You can reach out to the Federation of Reproductive Health Associations, Malaysia for education, help, or resources on fertility matters.


Do you know anyone who has had problems with conceiving but managed to in the end thanks to medical help? Tell us the inspiring story below!


Edited by: The HealthWorks Team
Adapted from: “Poor Fertility Knowledge” by Professor Dr Zainul Rashid Mohd Razi, Consultant O&G, Reproductive specialist, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

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