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Region Europe
Population 46,372,700
GDP (millions USD) 140,484
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction ?
Eggs for research ?
Inheritable genetic modification ?
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis ?
Reproductive cloning PROHIBITED
Research cloning ?
Sex selection ?
Surrogacy commercial allowed
International Agreements
1997 COE Biomedicine Convention signed
1998 COE Cloning Convention signed
2005 UN Cloning Vote abstained
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention RATIFIED


Key laws and policies

  • Ban on Human Reproductive Cloning Act (passed by Parliament December 14, 2004, in force January 11, 2005).[1]
  • Family Code of Ukraine, Article 123.2

Prohibited practices

The Ban on Human Reproductive Cloning prohibits reproductive cloning but cloning for research purposes is not included[2]

Permitted and regulated practices

Surrogacy is allowed, and this appears to include commercial surrogacy.[3]


  1. World Health Organization, International Digest Of Health Legislation
  2. Global Lawyers and Physicians for Human Rights, Database of Global Policies on Human Cloning and Germ-line engineering (Last updated February 7, 2005)
  3. Fedir Dakhno and Valery Zukin, Ukrainian legislation, prepared for the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (2009)