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Armenia flag.gif
Region Asia
Population 3229900
GDP (millions USD) 7,974
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction permitted
Eggs for research ?
Inheritable genetic modification ?
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis ?
Reproductive cloning ?
Research cloning ?
Sex selection ?
Surrogacy commercial allowed
International Agreements
1997 COE Biomedicine Convention not signed
1998 COE Cloning Convention not signed
2005 UN Cloning Vote no vote
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention not ratified

Key laws and policies

  • Law of the Republic of Armenia "On reproductive health and reproductive rights of a human” №474 of 26.12.2002
  • Articles 11-19 deal with assisted reproductive technologies including surrogacy, in vitro fertilization, artificial insemination, and egg and sperm donation.

Permitted and regulated practices

  • The act allows foreign residents, couples (including same-sex), and/or individuals to undergo the process of surrogacy to become parents.
  • Egg donation is permitted.
  • Surrogate mothers may use own eggs or donor eggs.
  • Note: There have been proposals for new laws to prohibit foreigners from hiring Armenian women to be surrogate mothers for them, because many believe that “the usage of Armenian women’s womb for giving birth to foreigners’ children is unacceptable.” [1]

External links

[1] Gayane Abramyhan, "Birth Rights and Concerns: Issue of surrogate birthing raises debate," Society,