Safe and affordable Singapore hospitals and clinics for abortion

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Ultimately, abortion is a personal choice — and it's all in your hands.

Making the decision to undergo an abortion is a painful process for sure, whether it’s because of an unplanned pregnancy, health complications, or for other reasons. Sure, you might be searching for the cheapest abortion clinic in Singapore, but is that the best idea?

Firstly, getting an abortion comes with a whole lot of uncertainties and questions. Should you opt for a medical or surgical abortion? What are the risks involved? Will it hurt? No matter what your choice is, we’re with you. If you’re looking for the cheapest abortion clinic in Singapore, here’s a comprehensive list of clinics. 

But first…

Why Am I Considering Abortion?

You considering to terminating your pregnancy through abortion for various reasons. And perhaps it’s the last resort.

According to a study headed by lead author Lawrence B. Finer, these are some possible reasons: 

  • Financial instability
  • Relationship problems
  • Unwillingness to be a single mother
  • Negative impact on the mother’s life
  • Problems with the health of the foetus
  • Husband or partner or parents want her to have an abortion
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Cheapest abortion clinic in Singapore: How are you weighing your options?

Ultimately, it’s a personal choice — one that you and your partner have to make. And it’s definitely not an easy one.

No matter what you do, make sure that you do not risk putting yourself in danger. Always speak to your obstetrician first before deciding on anything major. 

Is Abortion Legal In Singapore?

It is legal to get an abortion in Singapore but only during the first 24 weeks (six months) of pregnancy. So the quality of the service you get if you go to the cheapest abortion clinic in Singapore to get your procedure done should not differ much. 

However, there may be exceptions when the procedure is necessary to save the life or to prevent permanent injury to the physical or mental health of the pregnant woman. 

But even in this case, special approval is required from the authorities before the procedure can be carried out.

According to the Termination of Pregnancy [TOP] Act, there is no defined age limit for the procedure for an abortion in Singapore. And there is no legal requirement for parental consent for minors under the age of 16.

What Happens During An Abortion?

There are two main options for abortions namely:

  • Medical abortions (for pregnancies less than eight weeks) — It involves consuming an “abortion pill”; no need for any surgery or anaesthetic.
  • Surgical abortions — Performing a vacuum aspiration procedure to induce abortion; done under sedation or general anaesthesia.

First trimester surgical abortion (eight – 12 weeks)

In this procedure, forceps are inserted into the vagina and a local anaesthetic is inserted into the cervix. The cervix is then carefully dilated and a thin tube is passed through it and into the uterus.

A tube is then attached and used to suction the tissue out of the uterus; a curette will then be used to ensure the complete removal of pregnancy tissues.

Second trimester surgical abortion — (12 to 24 weeks)

This procedure is more complicated and hospitalisation is usually required for around one or two days. Medication will be inserted into the vagina to induce the natural expulsion of the pregnancy.

After the foetus and placenta are aborted, the womb will be cleared by vacuum aspiration. Because this process is much more complicated, it is advised that an early decision for abortion should be made.

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Cheapest abortion clinic in Singapore: Making a decision to end a pregnancy is never easy.

The Risks And Complications

Undergoing an abortion is generally safe and it’s very uncommon for major complications to occur — the risk is less than 1%.

However, it is important to note that the longer you drag on the pregnancy before you decide to abort, the higher the risk of complications you face.

The most common complications include:

  • Infection of the uterus – about 1 in 10 abortions but can be treated with antibiotics
  • Excessive bleeding (requires blood transfusion) – about 1 in 1,000 abortions, and 4 in 1,000 after 16 weeks
  • Damage to the cervix (the entrance of the womb) – occurs in about 10 in every 1,000 abortions
  • Damage to the uterus – about 4 in every 1,000 abortions, and less than one in 1,000 medical abortions carried out at 12-24 weeks
  • Residual pregnancy tissue still remaining – about 1 – 2 in 100 undergoing surgical abortion, and about 6 in 100 undergoing medical termination. This may require a second procedure.
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Cheapest abortion clinic in Singapore: Time is of the essence, if you decide to get an abortion.

Cheapest Abortion Clinic in Singapore: Public hospitals or Private clinics?

According to Dr. Jasmine Mohd, an obstetrician and gynaecologist at WC Cheng & Associates, an abortion in Singapore at a private clinic costs about $1000 – $3000 in total. 

If you’re looking at cheaper procedures, the public hospital route (with a referral from a polyclinic) could be an alternative. It costs about $750 – $1500 but separate charges like antibiotics, consultations, ultrasound scans, etc are not included. 

And these are just the general costs for both private clinics and public hospitals. The cost could rise if there are complications.

In fact, the difference in pricing between public and private are not very far off from each other. But if you’re looking towards greater privacy and convenience, you could consider private clinics as an option.

Ultimately, time is of the essence here. Delaying the abortion date could count towards your pregnancy age, which means higher costs.

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Cheapest abortion clinic in Singapore: KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital is one of the public hospitals in Singapore that provide abortion service. 

The wait time to get an appointment at a public hospital can take one to two weeks on average. It could amount to $750 – $3000 in total, which could make it the cheapest abortion clinic in Singapore. But it all depends on your pregnancy age or gestation. It will be wise to take into account the waiting period and multiple appointments required.

Whereas in a private clinic, it could be as soon as 2 days after the first appointment for the dating scan. 

The good thing is that for Singaporeans, there are subsidies available under MediSave to help you with the expenses, for both the private and public route. 

You can use between $900 – $1050 from your Medisave. All you need to do is show your NRIC at the clinic, and the clinic staff will process the claim for you.

In no particular order, here is a list of public hospitals and private clinics that carry out abortion:

*The hospitals and clinics below show the general costs of abortion in Singapore. For specific pricing, please check with the clinic. 

Cheapest Abortion Clinic In Singapore: Public Hospitals

1. KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH)

Telephone: 6294 4050

Please see here for more information. 

*Note: Booking of termination of pregnancy service is not available via the appointment portal as it requires closer monitoring. 

2. Singapore General Hospital (SGH)

For more information on their O&G services, please call 6326 5923. For appointments, please call 6321 4377.

*Note: Booking of termination of pregnancy service is not available via the appointment portal as it requires closer monitoring. 

3. National University Hospital (NUH)

Call 6772 2255 / 2277 for more information or to make an appointment, or email them at [email protected]

Cheapest Abortion Clinic In Singapore: Private Clinics

1. Women’s Clinic of Singapore

Doctor: Dr. Jen Shek Wei

Patient Care Helpline: 6690 2460 

Consultation: S$100 min / Abortion fee: S$950 and above 

To book an appointment, call 6459 2833 or fill in the enquiry form here

2. The O & G Care Clinic

Doctor: Dr. Wee Horng Yen

Medical abortion package: About $1070 (clinic extended consultation fees apply at each follow up visit). Click here for a better guide.

Telephone: 6909 3796 /6909 3797 / 96384928 (whatsapp) ***CLINIC OPERATING HOURS ONLY

3. Parkway Women & Fertility Clinic

Doctor: Dr. G.V Nair

Telephone : 6345 5688 (call for an appointment)

Email: [email protected]

For detailed charges, please click here.

4. Seng’s OG Practice

Doctor: Dr. Seng Shay Way

Telephone: 6472 7988

Email: [email protected]

Please contact the clinic directly for abortion charges.

5. Lien Clinic for Women

Doctor: Dr. Lien

Telephone & emergency: 6736 3331 (make an appointment with the receptionist here)

Email: [email protected]

Please contact the clinic directly for abortion charges.

6. SOG – Beh Clinic for Women

Doctor: Dr. Beh Suan Tiong

Telephone: 6352 9227 / After office hours: 6333 5550

Email: [email protected]

Please contact the clinic directly for abortion charges / packages.

7. The Obgyn Centre

Doctor: Dr. Kenneth Wong H.K.

Telephone: 9100 3874 or call 6235 4188 to make an appointment

Email: [email protected]

Please contact the clinic directly for abortion charges.

8. SBCC Women’s Clinic

Doctor: Dr. Ng Ying Woo

Telephone: 6774 1654 (clementi ) / 6554 7040 (Ang Mo Kio)

Email: [email protected]

For more information on abortion and charges, please visit here

9. Sidek Clinic For Women

Doctor: Dr. Saifuddin Sidek

Telephone: 6787 8863 / 9028 2668

Email: [email protected]

Abortion fees: Up to 9 weeks pregnancy (approx S$1,470*) / 10 Weeks to 12 weeks pregnancy (approx S$1,820*) 
*Does not include charges for consultation fee & ultrasound scan for the first appointment. 

For more information on abortion charges, please visit here.

10. KM Heng Women’s Clinic Pte Ltd

Doctor: Dr. Roger Heng Keok Meng

Telephone: 6742 5155 

Please contact the clinic directly for abortion charges.

11. Haig Specialist O & G Clinic Pte Ltd

Doctor: Dr. Doshi Umesh Chandra Panachand

Telephone: 6744 7686

Please contact the clinic directly for abortion charges.

12. United Medical

Doctors: Dr. Steven Teo / Dr. Liana Koe

Telephone: 6909 6236 / 9069 1586 (whatsapp)

Email: [email protected]

For more information on charges, please contact the clinic directly.

13. W GYNAE Women’s Clinic

Doctor: Dr. Ben Choey Wei Yen

Telephone: 6455 0050 (to make an appointment)

Hotline: 6535 8833

Email: [email protected] 

Charges: $1500 onwards (uncomplicated procedure) / around $3500 – $4500 (14-24 weeks)

For more information on abortion and charges, please visit here

14. Bishan 8 Clinic for Women 

Doctors: Dr. Vincent Lee Yun Tshan / Dr. Ho Kok Kee / Dr. Chen Sze Hua

Telephone: 6250 0055

For more information on charges, please contact the clinic directly.

15. Vincent Lee Clinic for Women

Dr. Vincent Lee Yun Tshan

Telephone: 6235 2227

Email: [email protected]

For more information on charges, please contact the clinic directly.

16. KK Ho Clinic for Women

Dr. Ho Kok Kee

Telephone: 6733 1856 

Email: [email protected]

For more information on charges, please contact the clinic directly.

17. SH Chen Clinic for Women

Dr. Chen Sze Hua

Telephone: 6251 2218 

Email: [email protected]

For more information on charges, please contact the clinic directly.

18. Singapore Women’s Clinic

Doctor: Dr. Loke Kah Leong

Address: Blk 821 Tampines Street 81, #01-216, Singapore 520821

Telephone: 6786 3188

Email: [email protected]

Prices start from $800 (all inclusive of consultations scan, medication, anaesthesia and surgery) for pregnancies under 8 weeks.

19. Dr. Pamela Tan Medical Clinic

Doctor: Dr. Pamela Tan

Telephone: 6254 2878 (for appointments)

Emergency hotline: 6333 5550

For more information on charges, please contact the clinic directly.

20. Hii Women’s Clinic

Doctor: Dr. Hii Hoi Chin

Telephone: 6257 6922

Email: [email protected]

For more information and charges, please contact the clinic directly.

*The information is correct at the time of publishing. Please check with the relevant clinic directly for more detailed information.

What You Can Do To Alleviate Pain And Related Symptoms

To help ease any pain, discomfort or any related symptoms, there are some over the counter (OTC) medications that you can take such as ibuprofen (please check with your doctor to be sure). However, do avoid aspirin to prevent the increase of post-abortion bleeding.

Other ways that may help:

  • Apply a heating pad or hot water bottle to your abdomen to ease cramping
  • Wearing loose clothing for the first few days (minimises the pressure on your abdomen)

We hope that this article will help you find a safe yet cheapest abortion clinic in Singapore. There are other forms of help available as well, such as through Pregnancy Crisis Service and Babes (pregnant teenagers) hotlines. 

Always remember that you are not alone in this fight.

Source: AWARE, DoctorxDentist, Wiley Online Library, National Health Service, UKHealthline

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