Key laws and policies
- In Venezuela, there is neither a domestic law on surrogacy nor a general law on assisted reproductive techniques (ART), except for Article 204 of the Civil Code (CCiv) which regulates filiation in cases of artificial insemination.
- There is a general principle is that the mother is the woman who gives birth to the child, according to Article 197 of the Civil Code.
- Court decisions are also important.
In 2006, the Constitutional Court permitted a woman to use the sperm of her deceased husband using IVF.