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Algeria flag.gif
Region Africa
Population 38481705
GDP (millions USD) 131,568
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction PROHIBITED
Eggs for research ?
Inheritable genetic modification ?
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis ?
Reproductive cloning ?
Research cloning ?
Sex selection ?
International Agreements
2005 UN Cloning Vote abstained
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention RATIFIED


Key laws and policies

Statute governs embryology lab practices and treatments.

Foundational values

  • Algeria is a Shi'a nation. Islam is the religion of the State (Art. 2). Arabic is the national and official language (Art. 3).
  • There are over a dozen IVF clinics across the country that may be accessed by married couples.
  • Status of the conceptus is recognized at 15 days.

Prohibited practices

  • Sperm donation
  • Egg donation
  • Embryo donation
  • Fetal reduction
  • PGD
  • Surrogacy
  • Embryo experimentation not accepted

Permitted and regulated practices

  • Cryopreservation of fertilized eggs and oocytes allowed and practiced
  • Cryopreservation of ovarian or testicular tissue not permitted
  • Storage of cryopreserved eggs 5 years
  • Although no insurance coverage is available for techniques, the drugs used for ART are nevertheless reimbursed.