Contraception in Singapore

There are many forms of contraceptives available. As every woman’s health and preferences are unique, there is no “one size fits all” approach when it comes to contraception.

Women have many reasons for seeking contraception. Contraception allows women to choose when to have a baby. Responsible contraceptive practices also help to reduce unwanted pregnancies and abortions. Factors to consider include existing medical conditions, cost, whether one prefers permanent or temporary/reversible contraception, and so on.

Effectiveness Options Available Frequency or Length of Use Return of Fertility After Discontinuation Requires Gynae Visit? Requires Prescription? STD and AIDS Protection
Hormonal Contraception
Oral contraceptive pills 99% Numerous brands available Daily at around the same time each day Immediate Yes, To learn proper pill usage
Injections 99% 1 Once every 3 months After 6 to 12 months
Mirena (IUS) 98% 1 5 years or less Immediate Yes, To be inserted by the doctor
Implanon NXT 99% 1 3 years or less Usually quickly Yes, To be inserted by the doctor
NuvaRing 99% 1 Replace every 3 weeks Immediate Yes, To learn proper method of insertion
Non-hormonal Contraception
Male condom 90% (with spermicide) Variety of size, material and texture Every time one has intercourse Immediate
Intrauterine Device (IUD) 98% 1 3 to 5 years or less Immediate Yes, To be inserted by the doctor
Permanent Contraception
Sterilisation Over 99% 2 (laparoscopic clips or transvaginal tubal ligation) Permanent Never Yes, To be performed by the doctor
We understand your concerns and are committed to supporting you every step of the way.
Our Specialist
Dr Regina Zuzarte-Ng

Singapore Gynaecologist & Obstetrician, MBBS (Singapore), MMed (O&G) (Singapore), FRCOG (UK), FAMS (Singapore)

Dr Regina is a female gynaecologist skilled in the provision of prenatal care and the management of all gynaecological conditions. A devoted mother to two, she deeply understands the needs of women and is committed to incorporating this into her practice.

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