You don’t need much space to have sex, said Senior Minister of State Josephine Teo, who oversees the National Population and Talent Division.
That was Mrs Teo’s response to a question on young people in Singapore have been putting off making babies until they get a flat.
To qualify for the Parenthood Priority Scheme, which gives first- time married couples priority on getting a flat, they must be expecting or have a citizen child below 16.
She encouraged women to have babies early as they would not know if they are fertile or not until they try.
About couples who wish to get a flat first and have a child within 2 years, Mrs Teo said, “What if they can’t conceive? Take back the flat from them? How do you know they really tried to conceive? Can we check whether they use contraceptives? Cannot, right?”