Will anyone find out if I get an abortion in Singapore?Gynaecology
Are work permit holders allowed to get an abortion in Singapore? If so, will my employer find out that I had an abortion?
yes you will be able to get an abortion in Singapore if you are a holder of a permits/pass issued under the Employment of Foreign Manpower Act.
Your pregnancy also needs to be below 24 weeks to obtain an abortion.
After 24 weeks of pregnancy, you can only get an abortion if your life is at risk, or your foetus has a severe abnormality - this must be performed in a public hospital.
As long as you are above 16 years old, NO ONE ELSE will be informed about your pregnancy and abortion due to medical confidentiality.
Hence, your employer will not be informed that you had an abortion, unless you choose to tell him.
MOH does collects a register of all terminated pregnancies with the following information:
- Your name
- The date of termination
- The method of termination
You’ll also be required to sign a form declaring:
- Your marital status
- Your education level
- The number of children you have
However, this register is kept strictly confidential, and no one (apart from MOH) has access to it. For more information, check out this post on getting an abortion in Singapore.