Difference between revisions of "Albania"

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|Research cloning=PROHIBITED
 
|Research cloning=PROHIBITED
 
|Sex selection=?
 
|Sex selection=?
|Surrogacy=PROHIBITED
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|Surrogacy=permitted
 
|European Union=
 
|European Union=
 
|Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development=
 
|Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development=
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|Treaty of Lisbon=n/a
 
|Treaty of Lisbon=n/a
 
|Introduction=
 
|Introduction=
|Key laws and policies=Republic of Albania the Assembly Law Nr. 8876 Dated 4 April 2002 On Reproductive Health (citation: Law on Reproductive Health, 04 April 2002 available at http://www.ecoi.net/local_link/199400/303827_en.html (accessed 21 February 2015)
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|Key laws and policies=Republic of Albania the Assembly Law Nr. 8876 Dated 4 April 2002 On Reproductive Health (Citation: Law on Reproductive Health, 04 April 2002 available at http://www.ecoi.net/local_link/199400/303827_en.html, accessed 21 February 2015.)
  
Art 2 of this law defines “reproductive health” as “….people’s ability to reproduce and the freedom to decide the manner and timing of reproduction….” and, gives to each individual (not only to marital couples) the opportunity to choose the methods of reproduction.
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Art. 2 of this law defines “reproductive health” as “people’s ability to reproduce and the freedom to decide the manner and timing of reproduction,” and gives to each individual (not only to marital couples) the opportunity to choose the methods of reproduction.
 
|Foundational values=
 
|Foundational values=
|Prohibited practices=SURROGACY
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|Prohibited practices='''Surrogacy'''
* IVF surrogacy is prohibited
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* Surrogacy appears to be practiced.
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Specific law was unable to be identified.
  
  
EMBRYO EXPERIMENTATION
 
* Article 38: The human embryo is prohibited from being used for any other kind of commercial, industrial or experimental purpose.
 
|Permitted and regulated practices=ASSISTED REPRODUCTION
 
  
Albanian legislation provides the possibility for a married couple or an individual to undertake artificial reproduction based on the infertility.  The law recognises artificial insemination and in vitro fertilisation.  
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'''Embryo Experimentation'''
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* Article 38: The human embryo is prohibited from being used for any other kind of commercial, industrial, or experimental purpose.
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|Permitted and regulated practices='''Assisted Reproduction'''
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Albanian legislation provides the possibility for a married couple or an individual to undertake artificial reproduction based on infertility.  The law recognizes artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization.  
  
 
Article 32 provides that assisted reproduction may be used:  
 
Article 32 provides that assisted reproduction may be used:  
  
a) when an individual has reached the age to marry;
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* When an individual has reached the age to marry
b) when the spouses have failed in attempts to have a child for a period of two years up to the moment when the transfer of the embryo and insemination is performed;
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* When the spouses have failed in attempts to have a child for a period of two years up to the moment when the transfer of the embryo and insemination is performed
c) in the presence of a licensed specialist doctor;
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* In the presence of a licensed specialist doctor
d) only after the written consent has been received for each cycle by the interested individuals.
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* Only after the written consent has been received for each cycle by the interested individuals
  
 
Article 33:
 
Article 33:
  
 
The techniques of reproduction are to be used only in the cases when:
 
The techniques of reproduction are to be used only in the cases when:
a) other methods of treatment of the infertility of the man or the woman are not productive or appropriate and do not guarantee the desired result;
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* Other methods of treatment of the infertility of the man or the woman are not productive or appropriate and do not guarantee the desired result
b) they prevent the transmission to the child of genetic illnesses, or other illnesses that would produce premature death, mental retardation or serious invalidity;
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* They prevent the transmission to the child of genetic illnesses, or other illnesses that would produce premature death, mental retardation or serious invalidity
c) they are considered as an alternative to a natural birth.
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* They are considered as an alternative to a natural birth
  
  
  
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
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'''Access to Information'''
  
* The practice in Albania is to maintain anonymity of donors. Art 14 of the “Reproductive Health” law, imposes an obligation on medical services to preserve the confidentiality and the anonymity of data.  
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* The practice in Albania is to maintain anonymity of donors. Art. 14 of the “Reproductive Health” law imposes an obligation on medical services to preserve the confidentiality and the anonymity of data.  
* While donor anonymity is not explicitly guaranteed by law the interpretation of Art 14 has been to include preserving the confidentiality and anonymity of the donor’s identity.
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* While donor anonymity is not explicitly guaranteed by law, the interpretation of Art. 14 has been to include preserving the confidentiality and anonymity of the donor’s identity.
  
  
EMBRYO DONATION
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'''Embryo Donation'''
  
 
* Not mentioned in statute (IFFS, Surveillance, 2010)
 
* Not mentioned in statute (IFFS, Surveillance, 2010)
  
  
PRE-IMPLANTATION GENETIC DIAGNOSIS
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'''Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis'''
  
 
* Not practiced in current clinics (due to unavailability of laboratory facilities)
 
* Not practiced in current clinics (due to unavailability of laboratory facilities)
  
Clinics (x3)offer treatments including:  
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Clinics (of which there are three) offer treatments including:  
 
* Donor insemination  
 
* Donor insemination  
 
* Egg donation  
 
* Egg donation  
* Gamete Intra-Fallopian Transfer (GIFT)  
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* Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT)  
* In-vitro fertilisation (IVF)  
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* In vitro fertilization (IVF)  
* In-vitro fertilisation (IVF)
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* In vitro fertilization (IVF) with egg donation  
* In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) with egg donation  
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* Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)  
* Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)  
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* Intrauterine insemination (IUI) stimulated  
 
* Intrauterine insemination (IUI) stimulated  
 
* Intrauterine insemination (IUI) unstimulated  
 
* Intrauterine insemination (IUI) unstimulated  
* Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer (ZIFT)  
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* Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT)  
* PGD (although note above - that it is reported that this is not practiced due to lab limitations)
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* PGD (although note above that it is reported that this is not practiced due to lab limitations)
 
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|Regulatory activities=
 
|Regulatory activities=
 
|Accountability and governance=
 
|Accountability and governance=
 
|History=
 
|History=
 
|External links=IFFS, Surveillance, 2010
 
|External links=IFFS, Surveillance, 2010
(NB. Albania did not answer IFFS Surveillance 2013)
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(Note: Albania did not answer IFFS Surveillance 2013.)
 
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