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The Abortion Procedure in Singapore

Abortion, also known as Termination of Pregnancy (TOP), is usually performed when there is an unplanned pregnancy, or if the woman’s health is seriously compromised if the pregnancy were to continue.

Regardless of reason, we understand that this is an emotional and distressing situation, which is why we strive to provide sensitive, supportive and confidential care to women who find themselves in this situation.

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Before an Abortion

We recognize that the decision of undergoing an abortion is not easy, which is why we strive to maintain the privacy of our patients and make this process as smooth and comfortable as possible.

We recognize the anxiety of our patients and we hope to put their minds at ease as they entrust us to close an unhappy chapter of their lives, and empower them to move forward.

Discover safe abortion options: surgery for comfort, or the abortion pill under medical supervision. Reach out via the appointment form below or WhatsApp us to discuss your choices.

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Legal Guidelines on Abortion in Singapore:

  • Abortion is legal in Singapore up to 24 weeks, unless the woman’s health is jeopardized
  • Women must undergo mandatory counselling and wait at least 48 hours before confirming to go for the procedure
  • Unmarried patients below 16 years old (and who are not rape victims) at the time of abortion will need to be referred to the HPB Counselling Centre for pre-termination of pregnancy counselling, and produce the Certificate of Attendance (COA) issued by the HPB Counselling Centre before the clinic may perform the abortion.
  • Full confidentiality is guaranteed. However, if you are below 16 years of age, a police report will have to be made as it is considered a criminal offence to have sexual intercourse with a minor below the age of 16.

Foreigners may only obtain an abortion in Singapore if any of the following conditions are met:

  • They have a valid work permit or employment pass
  • They have stayed in Singapore for at least 4 months
  • They are married to a Singaporean or are a PR
  • Their lives will be endangered if an abortion is not immediately performed

Explore our MOH-accredited clinic for a secure and monitored journey through both medical and surgical abortion procedures in Singapore, prioritizing your safety at every step.

Let's discuss your options and you may click the booking form here or WhatsApp and you can be confident that an appointment will be confirmed within 24 hours.

When to get an abortion

As foetal size increases rapidly over the weeks, it is highly recommended to decide on an abortion as early in the pregnancy as possible, as it is much safer and simpler with less risks. The method of abortion also differs depending on how advanced the pregnancy is, which your gynaecologist and abortion surgeon in Singapore will advise you on.

The methods used to induce abortion vary depending on the stage of pregnancy. The further along the pregnancy, the higher the risk of complications, and the more complex the procedure will be. Therefore, it is highly recommended to make a decision as early as possible.

Pregnancy Stages

Below 9 Weeks

For pregnancies below 9 weeks, abortions are conducted through a simple vacuum aspiration. Compared to later-term abortions, early abortions done during the first trimester are relatively painless, quick, and have a shorter recovery period. Complications are rare and the procedure itself usually takes just about 15 minutes.

10 - 15 Weeks

The procedure is quite similar to that of an early simple abortion. However, a preparatory phase is required. It is usually done 1 or 2 days before the actual abortion procedure. In the preparatory phase, medicine will be inserted into the vagina to make the abortion safer for the patient.

More Than 15 Weeks

This procedure is much more complex than a simple early-stage abortion. It also requires more than one visit to the abortion doctor.

For pregnancies that are more than 15 weeks:

Stage 1: Preparatory Phase

During a second-trimester abortion, medicine is first administered vaginally to prepare the cervix for the expulsion of the foetus. The process is done in-clinic and takes only 5 minutes. The patient may go home afterwards and come back after 2 days.

Stage 2: Delivery of the Foetus

On the day of the actual procedure, which is usually 2 days following the initial visit, patients are advised not to eat or drink. During this visit, medication is again administered to soften the uterus and dilate the cervix, thus inducing labour. The time taken for delivery will depend on the strength and duration of the contractions.

Stage 3: Delivery of the Placenta

To ensure complete evacuation of the womb and prevent complications such as infections and heavy bleeding, the remaining tissues, including the placenta and uterine lining, are surgically removed through a process known as dilation and curettage (D&C). The doctor uses a curette to gently scrape off and suction out remaining tissues. The process takes less than 20 minutes and is done while the patient is sedated, so it is painless.

Stage 4: Prevention of Bleeding

Moderate bleeding and cramping a couple of weeks following the abortion process is normal. The patient may be given antibiotics and painkillers to prevent infections and reduce pain.

Whether you choose a medical or surgical approach, we prioritize your safety throughout the process.

Reach out today for a private discussion by clicking the WhatsApp link or securing an appointment within 24 hours by click the booking form here.

Post-Procedural Care

To facilitate faster healing and prevent complications, patients are advised to avoid heavy lifting, aerobic exercises, and sexual activities for 2 weeks after the procedure. This includes inserting anything into the vagina such as tampons and douches. Swimming and hot baths must be avoided. Smoking, drinking and taking drugs are also not allowed.

Moderate bleeding accompanied with cramps are normal, and can be managed with painkillers. Blood-thinning medications such as aspirin should be avoided as they can increase bleeding. Antibiotics may be prescribed to prevent infections.

Menstrual cycles should begin 3 to 6 weeks after the procedure, unless the patient is taking birth control pills or using an IUD.

Additionally, a post-abortion check-up will be scheduled 2 to 3 weeks following the abortion, to ensure that everything is clear and healing as it should.

Dr Jen Shek Wei
Dr Jen Shek Wei Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

MBBS (Singapore), MMed (O&G) (Singapore), FRCOG (London), FAM (Singapore)

I am an obstetrician and gynaecologist with over 30 years’ experience in Singapore and the United Kingdom, dedicated to improving women’s reproductive health and wellbeing. From preventive care to medical and surgical treatments, I handle them all within my clinic. As a supporter of reproductive choice, I also provide abortion in Singapore that is safe, effective and confidential. At our accredited abortion clinic, patients can expect a smooth and informed process along with attentive follow-up care. Whatever the purpose of visit, I will be happy to serve you to the best of my ability.

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