Until when can I still have an abortion in Malaysia?

After becoming pregnant how long I can wait before I have an abortion in Malaysia?


Irene Chow

30 Jan, 2022

1 Answer

Alicia Che

Women’s Health Specialist

Abortion is legal in Malaysia under certain conditions. 

Act 574 Penal Code, Section 312 says causing misscarriage is an offence unless a doctor decides:

  1.  The pregnancy poses a risk to the life of the pregnant woman 
  2. The pregnancy risks an injury to the mental or physical health of the pregnant woman 
  3. All abortions must also be carried out by a certified medical practitioner 
  4. Prgnancy term cannot exceed 22 weeks 

The educational video for you to learn about Malaysian abortion law is here.

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