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Region Europe
Population 9689800
GDP (millions USD) 44,773
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction permitted
Eggs for research permitted
Inheritable genetic modification PROHIBITED
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis social uses prohibited
Reproductive cloning ?
Research cloning ?
Sex selection Social uses prohibited
Surrogacy commercial prohibited
International Agreements
1997 COE Biomedicine Convention not signed
1998 COE Cloning Convention not signed
2005 UN Cloning Vote no
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention not ratified
2007 Treaty of Lisbon not signed

Key laws and policies

Belarus has legislation (Law No. 341-3 of 7 January 2012 on Assisted Reproductive Technologies), guidelines, and a licensing body governing assisted reproduction.

Permitted and regulated practices

  • Anonymous and non-anonymous gamete donation
  • Egg donors aged 18-35
  • Egg donors must have already borne a child
  • Embryo donation permitted
  • Gestational surrogacy permitted
  • Contract should include payment for reimbursement of medical expenses, meals, lodging of surrogate mother during gestation, childbirth, and the postnatal period. (Although, completely altruistic surrogacy may also occur between relatives.)

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