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Helping You Navigate Abortion

The decision to have an abortion is a deeply personal one.

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Navigating Abortion in Singapore

Abortion is a medical procedure or the termination of a pregnancy by the removal or expulsion of a fetus or embryo from the uterus, resulting in the end of the pregnancy. Abortion in Singapore is a legal and regulated medical procedure.

Abortions can be performed for various reasons, including medical, personal, or social factors.

 

The specific methods and legal regulations for abortion vary from one country or jurisdiction to another.

 

Common reasons for seeking an induced abortion include concerns about the health of the pregnant person, fetal abnormalities, unwanted pregnancies, and various personal or socioeconomic factors.

Whatever your reasons may be, we are here to ensure your comfort and well-being throughout the abortion process.

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What types of abortions are there?

There are two primary methods of abortion: medication abortion (also known as the abortion pill or medical abortion) and in-clinic abortion. These methods are further categorised based on the gestational age of the pregnancy.

 

Here are the main types of abortions:

​1. Medication Abortion (Abortion Pill):

  • Early Medication Abortion: Typically used up to 10 weeks gestation. It involves taking two medications, usually mifepristone followed by misoprostol, under medical supervision. This process induces a miscarriage and is usually completed at home.

  • Medication Abortion (up to 24 weeks): In some countries, medication abortion can be used up to 24 weeks of gestation, but the protocol may differ from early medication abortion.

​2. In-Clinic Abortion:

  • Aspiration Abortion (Suction or Vacuum Aspiration): This method is used for pregnancies up to 6-16 weeks, with the specific technique varying based on the gestational age. It involves removing the pregnancy by gentle suction, and it can be performed in a healthcare facility.

  • Dilation and Evacuation (D&E): Typically performed for pregnancies after 16 weeks gestation, D&E involves dilating the cervix and removing the pregnancy using suction and medical instruments.

​3. Induction Abortion:

  • This method may be used for pregnancies that have advanced beyond 24 weeks. It involves inducing labor to deliver the fetus, often in a hospital setting.

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*Extract from the Ministry of Health Guidelines on Termination of Pregnancy:

 

1. CARRYING OUT TREATMENT TO TERMINATE PREGNANCY

  • 1.1. Every treatment for terminating pregnancy shall be carried out by an authorised medical practitioner in an approved institution.

  • 1.2 Under the termination of Pregnancy Act, an authorised medical practitioner shall not carry out treatment for the termination of pregnancy on any pregnant woman other than:

    • (a) a citizen of Singapore or the wife of a citizen of Singapore;​

    • a holder or the wife of a holder of a work permit pass or employment pass; or

    • a person who has been resident in Singapore for at least 4 months

unless it is immediately necessary to save the life of the pregnant woman.​

What is the process and recovery like, for abortions?

The process and recovery for an abortion can vary depending on the specific method used and the gestational age of the pregnancy. 

  • Consultation and Counseling:

    • The process typically begins with a consultation with a healthcare provider or a reproductive health clinic. During this consultation, your options, the different abortion methods, potential risks, and any legal requirements are discussed.

    • Counseling may be offered to ensure you fully understand your decision and have an opportunity to ask questions or address concerns.

  • Medical History and Examination:

    • A thorough medical history is taken, and a physical examination may be performed to determine the gestational age of the pregnancy and assess your overall health.

  • Decision and Consent:

    • You'll be asked to give informed consent for the abortion procedure.

  • Abortion Procedure:

    • The specific procedure depends on factors such as gestational age and your health. Methods include medication abortion, aspiration (suction) abortion, dilation and evacuation (D&E), and induction abortion.

    • Medication abortion usually involves taking medication under medical supervision, followed by another medication taken at home. This leads to a miscarriage within a few days.

    • In-clinic procedures, such as aspiration or D&E, involve removing the pregnancy through the cervix. These procedures are typically performed in a healthcare facility.

  • Recovery:

    • Recovery time can vary. For medication abortion, expect bleeding and cramping for a few days to a couple of weeks.

    • In-clinic procedures may have a shorter recovery time, typically a few hours to a few days of recovery.

    • Rest, pain management, and taking any prescribed antibiotics or medications are common during the recovery phase.

    • You may be advised to avoid strenuous activities and sexual intercourse for a specified period.

  • Follow-up:

    • It's important to attend any scheduled follow-up appointments as recommended by your healthcare provider to ensure your recovery is progressing as expected.

  • Emotional Support:

    • Abortion can be an emotional experience, and emotional support from friends, family, or counselling services is available.

  • Contraception:

    • After an abortion, discussions about contraception and family planning can be essential to prevent unintended pregnancies in the future.

 

It's important to consult with a healthcare provider or clinic for specific details regarding the abortion process, recovery, and any aftercare instructions. 

Talk to us to find out more so you can make the choice that's right for you.

Our Doctor

Dr Daniel Koh

Obstetrician & Gynaecologist 

BMBS (AUS), M.MED (O&G, SG), MRCOG (UK), FAMS (SG)

Dr Daniel Koh is a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist with dual subspecialty interests in the fields of reproductive medicine and maternal fetal medicine. 

He is a fertility specialist accredited by the Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) to perform assisted reproductive techniques (IVF). Dr Koh has helped many couples achieve their dream of having a baby via medical optimisation, intrauterine insemination and IVF.
 
With more expectant mothers having advanced maternal age and suffering from medical conditions, Dr Koh is able to ensure a safe and smooth pregnancy journey for both mummy and baby with his expertise in managing high risk pregnancies.

 

Dr Koh completed his medical education from the prestigious Flinders Medical School, one of the top ranking public university in Australia.  He currently holds medical registration in Australia.

 

After returning from Australia, Dr Koh commenced his O&G specialist training in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, the largest maternity hospital in Singapore.  He excelled in his specialist training and was awarded the Best Basic Specialist Trainee and Best Registrar Awards for his exemplary performance. Dr Koh demonstrates genuine care and empathy for his patients and was the recipient of the Service from the Heart Award and multiple SingHealth Quality Service Awards (Silver, Gold, Star, Superstar Finalist).

Dr Daniel Koh is an experienced, trusted and highly sought after gynae in Singapore. If you are pregnant and looking for a doctor, contact Dr Daniel Koh today!

How Do We Work?

SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION

Make an appointment to meet Dr Koh to share your needs and expectations.

RECEIVE YOUR TREATMENT PLAN

Dr Koh will proceed to review your needs to prescribe an appropriate procedure.

Dr Daniel Koh is an experienced, trusted and highly sought after gynae in Singapore. If you are pregnant and looking for a doctor, contact Dr Daniel Koh today!
Dr Daniel Koh is an experienced, trusted and highly sought after gynae in Singapore. If you are pregnant and looking for a doctor, contact Dr Daniel Koh today!

SEE RESULTS & FURTHER TREATMENT PLAN

Depending on your goals, we will continue to follow up with your progress and monitor your recovery!

Dr Daniel Koh is an experienced, trusted and highly sought after gynae in Singapore. If you are pregnant and looking for a doctor, contact Dr Daniel Koh today!

Our Services

Dr Daniel Koh is an experienced, trusted and highly sought after gynae in Singapore. If you are pregnant and looking for a doctor, contact Dr Daniel Koh today!

OBSTETRICS

Antenatal care & delivery, maternal & fetal medicine including high-risk pregnancies and fetal screening.

Dr Daniel Koh is an experienced, trusted and highly sought after gynae in Singapore. If you are pregnant and looking for a doctor, contact Dr Daniel Koh today!

GYNAECOLOGY

Urogynaecology, abortion, contraception and laparoscopic procedures.

Dr Daniel Koh is an experienced, trusted and highly sought after gynae in Singapore. If you are pregnant and looking for a doctor, contact Dr Daniel Koh today!

FERTILITY

Fertility medicine, IVF, IUI,

dating scans.

Dr Daniel Koh is an experienced, trusted and highly sought after gynae in Singapore. If you are pregnant and looking for a doctor, contact Dr Daniel Koh today!

MENSTRUAL PROBLEMS

Period problems such as extreme menstrual pain, absence of menstruation and prolonged bleeding.

Dr Daniel Koh is an experienced, trusted and highly sought after gynae in Singapore. If you are pregnant and looking for a doctor, contact Dr Daniel Koh today!

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