Singapore

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Singapore
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Information
Region Asia
Population 4,680,600
GDP (millions USD) 161,349
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction commercial prohibited
Eggs for research commercial prohibited
Inheritable genetic modification ?
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis ?
Reproductive cloning PROHIBITED
Research cloning regulated
Sex selection "social uses prohibited" is not in the list of possible values (?, PROHIBITED, regulated, Social uses prohibited, no policy) for this property.
Surrogacy PROHIBITED
International Agreements
2005 UN Cloning Vote no
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention RATIFIED


Contents

Key laws and policies

Prohibited practices

Reproductive cloning is prohibited by the Human Cloning and Other Prohibited Practices Act.

The Directives for Private Healthcare Institutions Providing Assisted Reproduction Services prohibit surrogacy.

Permitted and regulated practices

The Human Cloning and Other Prohibited Practices Act and the Directives for Private Healthcare Institutions Providing Assisted Reproduction Services permit providing eggs, but prohibit payments.

The Directives for Private Healthcare Institutions Providing Assisted Reproduction Services permit sex selection only for medical purposes. The "Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Human Stem Cell Research, Reproductive and Therapeutic Cloning" states that the creation of human embryos either through IVF or SCNT for research purposes can only be justified where:

  1. There is strong scientific merit in, and potential medical benefit from, such research;
  2. no acceptable alternative exists; and
  3. on a highly selective, case-by-case basis, with specific approval from the proposed statutory body. [1]

Egg donors must be less than 35 years old. [2]

Regulatory activities

The Human Cloning and Other Prohibited Practices Act authorizes government enforcement agencies to inspect relevant premises.

References

  1. UNESCO, "National Legislation Concerning Human Reproductive and Therapeutic Cloning," 2004
  2. American Society for Reproductive Medicine, "IFFS Surveillance 07," Fertility and Sterility (Vol. 87. No. 4, Suppl. 1, April 2007)