Singapore to ban penile-vaginal sex to halt HIV spread

Minister of Health Khaw Boon Wan indicated today that a law revision would be recommended soon to Parliament.  This comes after evidence that Singapore is banning the wrong kinds of sex in order to prevent HIV spread.  Statistically, oral sex is far safer than penile-vaginal sex, yet Singapore law currently bans oral sex unless followed by the riskier variety.  Mr. Khaw reportedly said that this aspect of the law must be revised.  “In Singapore, we need to ban some kind of sex, but currently we are banning the wrong kind,” a Ministry of Health spokesman explained. It is estimated that by “switching bans” and making traditional penile-vaginal sex an offence, the HIV infection rate in Singapore will drop dramatically.


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