Medicines Act
(Chapter 176, Sections 30 and 54)
Medicines (Quality of Condoms)
(Specification and Prohibition) Order
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G.N. No. S 412/1993

(1st January 1994)
[1st January 1994]
1.  This Order may be cited as the Medicines (Quality of Condoms) (Specification and Prohibition) Order.
2.  In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires, “condom” means a protective sheath intended to be worn over the erect penis during vaginal sexual intercourse.
Condoms for medicinal purpose
3.  For the purposes of section 54 of the Act, condoms are hereby specified as being articles appearing to the Minister to be articles which are not medicinal products but are manufactured, sold, supplied, imported or exported for use wholly or partly for a medicinal purpose and subject to the exceptions and modifications specified in the second column of the Schedule, the provisions of the Act set out in the first column of the Schedule shall have effect in relation to condoms as those provisions have effect in relation to medicinal products.
Prohibition on sale and supply and importation of condoms
4.  The sale, supply or importation of any condom made from compounded natural rubber latex which fails to comply with any of the requirements set out in the Singapore Standard 243:1993 issued by the Singapore Institute of Standards and Industrial Research or any revision or amendment made thereafter is, pursuant to section 30 of the Act, hereby prohibited.