54% OF SINGAPOREANS AGED DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN ANY LEISURE-TIME PHYSICAL ACTIVITY*
The bad news is that urinary stone incidence has risen in the past 20 years due to changes in diet
and obesity, while male fertility is a larger concern due to delayed marriage and more second
marriages. Female urinary incontinence has risen with an ageing population, as have prostate
enlargement and cancer. The good news? Technological advancements in the form of better instrumentation,
use of lasers and robotics and more targetted medication are, collectively, tackling these issues
head-on, resulting in faster recovery, shorter hospital stays and improved odds for fertility.
Stone treatment technology has leapt forward in the last five years, as have techniques for tackling male infertility along with IVF capabilities.