POPULATION-RELATED LAWS OF SINGAPORE

A.   Constitution

1.    Constitution

 

B.    Population Policy

 

1.    Children Development Savings Act

 

       This Act is designed to encourage married women in Singapore to have more children.

 

2.     Income Tax Act

 

        Among other things, this Act allows expanded child deductions for women who have attained a certain level of education (Fifth Schedule to the Act).

 

C.     Reproductive Health and Rights

 

1.      Voluntary Sterilization Act

 

2.      Penal Code

 

         Abortion (Sections 312-316)

 

3.      Termination of Pregnancy Act

 

4.      Termination of Pregnancy Regulations

 

5.      Medicines (Advertisement and Sale) Act

 

         This Act prohibits advertisements related to abortion, infertility, conception, and pregnancy.

 

D.     Women’s Human Rights

 

1.      Women’s Charter

 

E.      Family Law

 

1.      Women’s Charter

 

         This law regulates marriage, divorce, child and spousal support, and marital relationships between persons nit married under Islamic law.

 

         Domestic violence (Sections 64-67)

 

2.      Administration of Muslim Law Act

 

         Among other things, this Act regulates

 

3.      Maintenance Orders (Facilities for Enforcement) Act

 

4.      Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act

 

5.      Inheritance (Family Provision) Act

 

6.      Intestate Succession Act

 

F.      Children and Adolescents

 

1.      Children and Young Person’s Act

 

2.      Adoption of Children Act

 

3.      Guardianship of Infants Act

 

4.      Legitimacy Act

 

G.      Health and HIV/AIDS

 

1.      Medical and Elderly Care Endowment Schemes Act

 

        This Act provides for the payment of health care costs for persons who are unable to do so.

 

2.      Infectious Diseases Act

 

3.      Indecent Advertisements Act

 

        This Act prohibits advertisements for the treatment of venereal diseases.

 

H.       Criminal Law

 

1.       Penal Code

 

         Abortion (Sections 312-316)

 

         Infection with a sexually transmitted disease (Sections 269-270)

 

         Sex offenses (Section 354, 375-377)

 

         Pornography (Sections 292-294)

 

         Prostitution (Sections 372-373

 

         Trafficking (Sections 366-367, 370-372 Article 172, 376-377)

 

         Offenses against marriage, the family, and minors (Sections 317-318, 361, 366, 369, 393-398)

 

2.       Undesirable Publications Act

 

3.       Miscellaneous Offences (Public Order and Nuisance) Act

 

         This Act prohibits activities related to prostitution.

 

4.       Women’s Charter

 

         Prostitution (Section 140, 142-159)

 

         Trafficking (Section 141)

 

I.       Labor Law

 

1.       Employment Act