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Vietnam ‎
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Region Asia
Population 87,375,000
GDP (millions USD) 70,022
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction commercial prohibited
Eggs for research ?
Inheritable genetic modification PROHIBITED
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis ?
Reproductive cloning PROHIBITED
Research cloning PROHIBITED
Sex selection PROHIBITED
International Agreements
2005 UN Cloning Vote no vote
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention not ratified


Key laws and policies

Prohibited practices

The Ordinance on Population prohibits:

  • Reproductive cloning
  • Research cloning
  • Surrogacy[1][2][3][4]
  • inheritable genetic modification
  • sex-selection

The Gender Equity Law of 2006 prohibits sex-selective abortion.[5][6]

Permitted and regulated practices

Providing eggs for reproduction is permitted, as long as there is no compensation.[7]


  1. "Vietnam to ban human cloning and surrogacy," Hindustan Times (February 15, 2003)
  2. "National Polices on Human Genetic Modification: A Preliminary Survey ," Center for Genetics and Society (November 15, 2003)
  3. "World Cloning Policies," Kirstin Matthews
  4. "Vietnam," in Women of the World: Laws and Policies Affecting their Reproductive Lives- East and Southeast Asia, The Center for Reproductive Rights
  5. Kay Johnson, "Vietnam's Girls Go Missing," Time (November 2, 2007)
  6. Grant McCool, "Sex selection leads to more baby boys in Vietnam and Nepal," Reuters (November 5, 2007)
  7. American Society for Reproductive Medicine, "IFFS Surveillance 07," Fertility and Sterility (Vol. 87. No. 4, Suppl. April 1, 2007)