Our doctor will review your stage of pregnancy, medical history, previous pregnancies and use of contraception. The abortion procedure and its possible risks are explained along with the different methods of contraception.
All patients are required by law to go through mandatory pre-abortion counselling before the procedure. There is a subsequent waiting period of 48 hours before you can return back to terminate your pregnancy.
Girls under 16 years of age have to undergo mandatory counselling at the Health Promotion Board. They will be issued a Certificate of Attendance (COA) after the session. The COA is necessary before we can legally perform the abortion.
Abortion is carried out either by medical abortion (up to 9 weeks* of pregnancy) or surgical abortion (8 to 12 weeks* of pregnancy). The entire procedure usually takes about 90 minutes.
If you decide to have an abortion, you’ll need to sign a consent form before the procedure.
All patients choosing to terminate a pregnancy are also required by law to sign a declaration of marital status, educational level, and the number of living children. The Ministry of Health in Singapore maintains a register of all abortion procedures that records the patient’s name, date of procedure, and method of termination.
You’ll need to return for a review appointment two weeks after the abortion. There will also be mandatory post-abortion counselling. We understand that choosing to undergo an abortion is not an easy decision. We are always available to support you through your physical and emotional recovery.
You need to undergo Abortion Counselling and have a 48-hour waiting period before going for the abortion, according to the Termination of Pregnancy Regulations.
Your pregnancy should be less than 63 days after the first day of the last menstrual period (9 weeks’ gestation). You must adhere strictly to the clinic’s protocol to prevent failure or complications.
Arrange to have someone with you at home as the abortion timings vary for individuals. Most women pass the pregnancy within 4 hours.