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Region Latin America
Population 108,700,891
GDP (millions USD) 893,365
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction no policy
Eggs for research ?
Inheritable genetic modification ?
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis no policy
Reproductive cloning PROHIBITED
Research cloning PROHIBITED
Sex selection ?
Surrogacy ?
International Agreements
2005 UN Cloning Vote YES
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention RATIFIED


Key laws and policies

  • General Health Law (February 7, 1984, amended June 2006)[1]
  • Regulation of the General Health Law on Scientific Health Research (1985)[1]

Prohibited practices

Reproductive and research cloning, inheritable genetic modification, and surrogacy are prohibited, at least implicitly.[2][3][4][5]

Permitted and regulated practices

Providing eggs for reproduction is permitted under guidelines.[6]

There is no law or policy regarding PGD.[7]


"The regulation of PGD has been subject to ample parliamentary debate, and several bills have been introduced. Most of the draft bills call for restricting use of the procedure to serious conditions and for prohibiting PGD sex selection for non-medical purposes."[1]

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rosario M. Isasi and Bartha M. Knoppers, "National Regulatory Frameworks Regarding Human Reproductive Genetic Testing," A Report for the Genetics and Public Policy Center (July 2006)
  2. Genetics and Public Policy Center, "Cloning, General Health Law (Mexico)"
  3. Genetics and Public Policy Center, "Human Genetic Modification, General Health Law (Mexico)"
  4. Kathryn Wheat and Kirstin Matthews, "World Human Cloning Policies," Paper Presented at Stem Cells: Saving Lives or Crossing Lines, Houston, Texas (November 20-21, 2004)
  5. Rachel Cook, Shelley Day Sclater, and Felicity Kaganas, Surrogate Motherhood: International Perspectives, Hart Publishing (2003) p. 2
  6. American Society for Reproductive Medicine, "IFFS Surveillance 07," Fertility and Sterility (Vol. 87. No. 4, Suppl. 1, April 2007)
  7. Genetics and Public Policy Center, "Reproductive Genetic Testing, General Health Law (Mexico)"