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Abortion in Singapore: Clinics & What You Should Know

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Abortion is legal in Singapore – here’s what else you should know, including the process, costs and a list of abortion clinics.

In the event of an unwanted pregnancy, you may want to consider seeking an abortion. Abortion is legal in Singapore, but there are conditions to abide by in order to conduct an abortion legally under the Singapore law. There are two methods to terminating a pregnancy, namely: medical abortion (abortion pills) and surgical abortion. For details on legality, the types of abortions, abortion clinics and the cost of abortion in Singapore, read our guide below.

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Who can get an abortion in Singapore?
The abortion process in Singapore
Abortion pills
Cost of abortion in Singapore
Public hospitals that perform abortions
Private abortion clinics in Singapore

Who can get an abortion in Singapore?

Abortions can be carried out for pregnancies of no more than 24 weeks, unless it is necessary to save the life or to prevent permanent injury to the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman. A woman is eligible for an abortion in Singapore if:

  • She is a Singapore citizen or the wife of a Singapore citizen.
  • She is a work permit pass/employment pass holder, or the wife of a work permit pass/employment pass holder.
  • She is a Singapore resident (of at least 4 months).
  • It is immediately necessary to save her life.

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The abortion process in Singapore

The first thing to do when seeking an abortion in Singapore is to go to a general practitioner (GP), polyclinic or gynaecologist. After an initial consultation, women seeking an abortion will have to go through mandatory pre-abortion counselling. There is a mandatory waiting period of 48 hours after the counselling session, before the abortion can be conducted.

Pre-abortion counselling for girls below 16 years of age is mandatory (except for rape victims) and will have to be conducted at the Health Promotion Board Counselling Centre, after which they will be issued a Certificate of Attendance (COA), which is necessary for performing the abortion. Parental consent is not legally required for minors seeking an abortion.

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Abortion pills in Singapore

The main abortion pill administered in Singapore is Misoprostol. The Misoprostol abortion pill is used for medical abortions of less than 8 weeks. A medical abortion is done by taking an abortion pill like Misoprostol orally or inserting into the vagina, causing the uterus to contract, resulting in bleeding from the womb which increases progressively. Pregnancy tissue is then expelled from the womb and is similar to a heavy menstrual period. An abortion pill may take up to 72 hours to take effect.

Cost of abortion in Singapore

An abortion in Singapore can cost from $800 to $5,000, depending on whether the procedure is conducted in a public hospital, a private hospital, or a private clinic. Singaporean patients can use their MediSave accounts to subsidise the procedure.

Public hospitals that perform abortions

KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH), Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and National University Hospital (NUH) are all able to perform surgical abortions. You can get a referral from a polyclinic or GP for an abortion in a public hospital.

Private Abortion Clinics

Women’s Clinic of Singapore

Located in Ang Mo Kio, The Women’s Clinic of Singapore is an established abortion centre that offers confidential consultations to any woman considering or seeking abortion services. This abortion clinic is led by gynaecologist and obstetrician Dr Jen Shek Wei and is equipped with approved facilities to ensure safe and timely abortion procedures.
Women’s Clinic of Singapore, 721 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, #01-2813, Singapore 560721, Tel: (+65) 6459 2833

The OBGYN Centre – Obstetric Gynae & Abortion Clinic

The OBGYN Centre in Paragon Medical Suites is a certified abortion clinic with counsellors who are fully trained in helping patients through the abortion process in a sensitive manner. The clinic is fully equipped to give patients professional service and privacy. There is an on-site private surgicentre and day surgery centre so patients are given ample time and space for rest before and after the abortion.
The OBGYN Centre, #11-07 Paragon Medical Suites, 290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859, Tel: (+65) 6235 4188 / 9100 3874

The O&G Care Clinic

The O&G Care Clinic is helmed by Dr Wee Horng Yen, a former Senior Consultant and Head of Unit at the Department of O&G, KKH. Dr Wee admits patients for surgery at Mt Elizabeth Hospital, Mt Elizabeth (NOVENA) Hospital, Mt Alvernia Hospital and Thomson Medical Center.
The O&G Care Clinic, Royal Square Medical Center, 101 Irrawaddy Road #14-08, Singapore 329565, Tel: (+65) 6909 3796 / 9638 4928 (WhatsApp)

Seng Clinic – Pregnancy Termination

Seng Clinic in Gleneagles Medical Centre provides safe and high-quality medical services for women considering an abortion. The clinic is able to support patients through their physical and emotional recovery, before and after the abortion procedure.
Seng Clinic – Pregnancy Termination, 6 Napier Road Suite #03-18 Gleneagles Medical Centre Singapore 258499, Tel: (+65) 6472 7988

Sidek Clinic for Women

Sidek Clinic for Women provides outpatient abortion services for up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. They also provide abortion pills to those less than 7 weeks pregnant.
Sidek Clinic for Women, 8 Sinaran Drive #06-03, Novena Specialist Center, Singapore 307470, Tel: (+65) 6787 8863

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