Abortion Statistics in Singapore

These numbers speak for themselves:

  • Total number of abortions performed in Singapore from 1970 to 2012: 610685
  • Since then, abortions have increased by up to 5.4 times.
  • Year with lowest number of abortions: 1970
  • Year with highest number of abortions: 1985 (in this year, 35% of all pregnancies in Singapore ended in abortion)

Year

Number of Abortions

1970

1970

1971

3407

1972

3806

1973

5252

1974

7175

1975

12,873

1976

15,496

1977

16,443

1978

17,246

1979

16,999

1980

18,219

1981

18,890

1982

19,110

1983

19,100

1984

22,190

1985

23,512

1986

23,035

1987

21,226

1988

20,135

1989

20,619

1990

18,669

1991

17,798

1992

17,073

1993

16,476

1994

15,690

1995

14,504

1996

14,365

1997

13,827

1998

13,838

1999

13,753

2000

13,754

2001

13,140

2002

12,749

2003

12,272

2004

12,070

2005

11,482

2006

12,032

2007

11,933

2008

12,222

2009

12,318

2010

12,082

2011

11,940

2012

10,624

 

Other Information:

  • Stop At Two Policy began in 1969 (1960s – 1970s)
  • Have Three or More Policy started in 1987 (1980s – present day)
  • 95% of abortions in Singapore are obtained for social reasons, 3.7% for medical reasons, 2% for failed contraception.

 

Sources: Singapore Ministry of Health & UN Statistics & NUH Review of Abortion

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