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|Population=22911000
 
|Population=22911000
 
|GDP=383,307
 
|GDP=383,307
|Eggs for assisted reproduction=commercial allowed
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|Eggs for assisted reproduction=commercial prohibited
|Eggs for research=commercial allowed
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|Eggs for research=commercial prohibited
 
|Inheritable genetic modification=?
 
|Inheritable genetic modification=?
 
|Preimplantation genetic diagnosis=?
 
|Preimplantation genetic diagnosis=?
 
|Reproductive cloning=PROHIBITED
 
|Reproductive cloning=PROHIBITED
 
|Research cloning=PROHIBITED
 
|Research cloning=PROHIBITED
|Sex selection=?
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|Sex selection=Social uses prohibited
 
|Surrogacy=PROHIBITED
 
|Surrogacy=PROHIBITED
 
|European Union=
 
|European Union=
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|Treaty of Lisbon=
 
|Treaty of Lisbon=
 
|Introduction=
 
|Introduction=
|Key laws and policies=* Artificial Reproduction Act 2007
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|Key laws and policies=* Artificial Reproduction Act 2007, available at http://www.hpa.gov.tw/English/file/ContentFile/200901191011149200/Artificial%20Reproduction%20Act.pdf, (accessed 23 February 2015)
Available at http://www.hpa.gov.tw/English/file/ContentFile/200901191011149200/Artificial%20Reproduction%20Act.pdf (accessed 23 February 2015).
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|Foundational values=
 
|Foundational values=
|Prohibited practices=ASSISTED REPRODUCTION
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|Prohibited practices='''Assisted Reproduction'''
  
 
* The law specifically excludes single people, homosexuals, and non-traditional arrangements.  
 
* The law specifically excludes single people, homosexuals, and non-traditional arrangements.  
* The following are prohibited acts:
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* The following acts are prohibited:
** Using reproductive cells or embryos provided exclusively for research purposes.
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** Using reproductive cells or embryos provided exclusively for research purposes
** Creating a human embryo other than by fertilisation.
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** Creating a human embryo other than by fertilization
 
** Selection of the embryo's sex. This restriction shall not apply, however, when there is a reason connected with hereditary disease.
 
** Selection of the embryo's sex. This restriction shall not apply, however, when there is a reason connected with hereditary disease.
** Mutual donation of sperm and oocytes.
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** Mutual donation of sperm and oocytes
** Using embryo cultured in vitro for more than seven days.
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** Using an embryo cultured in vitro for more than seven days
** Implantation of more than five embryos at a time.
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** Implantation of more than five embryos at a time
** Using of mixed semen.
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** Use of mixed semen
** Using of donated reproductive cells imported from outside the country.
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** Use of donated reproductive cells imported from outside the country  
  
  
SURROGACY
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'''Surrogacy'''
  
 
* Surrogacy is prohibited.
 
* Surrogacy is prohibited.
  
  
RESEARCH CLONING
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'''Research Cloning'''
  
 
* Research cloning is prohibited by a general prohibition on the production of embryos specifically for research.<ref name=eu>''[http://ec.europa.eu/research/biosociety/pdf/non_eu_countries_230804.pdf Survey on opinions from National Ethics Committees or similar bodies, public debate and national legislation in relation to human embryonic stem cell research and use]'', July 2004</ref>
 
* Research cloning is prohibited by a general prohibition on the production of embryos specifically for research.<ref name=eu>''[http://ec.europa.eu/research/biosociety/pdf/non_eu_countries_230804.pdf Survey on opinions from National Ethics Committees or similar bodies, public debate and national legislation in relation to human embryonic stem cell research and use]'', July 2004</ref>
|Permitted and regulated practices=ASSISTED REPRODUCTION
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|Permitted and regulated practices='''Assisted Reproduction'''
  
 
* Marriage is required to receive fertility treatments.  
 
* Marriage is required to receive fertility treatments.  
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GAMETE DONATION
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'''Gamete Donation'''
  
 
* Donors can be known or anonymous.  
 
* Donors can be known or anonymous.  
* At a minimum, information about the donor's name, address, national ID card number
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* At a minimum, information about the donor's name, address, national ID card number or passport number, date of birth, height, body weight, blood type, skin color, hair color, and ethnicity will be collected.  
or passport number, date of birth, height, body weight, blood type, skin color,
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hair color, and ethnicity will be collected.  
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* When the child reaches adulthood and is to marry, the child will be able to request that the Bureau of Health Promotion (BHP) check the records against the proposed spouse to make sure the couple is not close relatives.  
 
* When the child reaches adulthood and is to marry, the child will be able to request that the Bureau of Health Promotion (BHP) check the records against the proposed spouse to make sure the couple is not close relatives.  
 
* An individual’s eggs or sperm must be used to produce only one child, and are destroyed after successful delivery of a child conceived of that individual’s donation.  
 
* An individual’s eggs or sperm must be used to produce only one child, and are destroyed after successful delivery of a child conceived of that individual’s donation.  
* Sperm and ovum donors agree to donate without compensation (Art 8).
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* Sperm and ovum donors agree to donate without compensation (Art. 8).
 
|Regulatory activities=
 
|Regulatory activities=
 
|Accountability and governance=
 
|Accountability and governance=

Latest revision as of 16:18, 16 July 2015

Taiwan (Republic of China)
Taiwan.png
Information
Region Asia
Population 22911000
GDP (millions USD) 383,307
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction commercial prohibited
Eggs for research commercial prohibited
Inheritable genetic modification ?
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis ?
Reproductive cloning PROHIBITED
Research cloning PROHIBITED
Sex selection Social uses prohibited
Surrogacy PROHIBITED
International Agreements
1997 COE Biomedicine Convention not signed
1998 COE Cloning Convention not signed
2005 UN Cloning Vote n/a
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention not ratified
2007 Treaty of Lisbon not signed


Contents

Key laws and policies

Prohibited practices

Assisted Reproduction

  • The law specifically excludes single people, homosexuals, and non-traditional arrangements.
  • The following acts are prohibited:
    • Using reproductive cells or embryos provided exclusively for research purposes
    • Creating a human embryo other than by fertilization
    • Selection of the embryo's sex. This restriction shall not apply, however, when there is a reason connected with hereditary disease.
    • Mutual donation of sperm and oocytes
    • Using an embryo cultured in vitro for more than seven days
    • Implantation of more than five embryos at a time
    • Use of mixed semen
    • Use of donated reproductive cells imported from outside the country


Surrogacy

  • Surrogacy is prohibited.


Research Cloning

  • Research cloning is prohibited by a general prohibition on the production of embryos specifically for research.[1]

Permitted and regulated practices

Assisted Reproduction

  • Marriage is required to receive fertility treatments.
  • Couples using assisted reproduction must sign an agreement beforehand stating that should one die or if they divorce, the eggs or sperm collected will be destroyed.


Gamete Donation

  • Donors can be known or anonymous.
  • At a minimum, information about the donor's name, address, national ID card number or passport number, date of birth, height, body weight, blood type, skin color, hair color, and ethnicity will be collected.
  • When the child reaches adulthood and is to marry, the child will be able to request that the Bureau of Health Promotion (BHP) check the records against the proposed spouse to make sure the couple is not close relatives.
  • An individual’s eggs or sperm must be used to produce only one child, and are destroyed after successful delivery of a child conceived of that individual’s donation.
  • Sperm and ovum donors agree to donate without compensation (Art. 8).

[edit] References

  1. Survey on opinions from National Ethics Committees or similar bodies, public debate and national legislation in relation to human embryonic stem cell research and use, July 2004