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Region Africa
Population 17795000
GDP (millions USD) 20,646
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction ?
Eggs for research ?
Inheritable genetic modification ?
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis ?
Reproductive cloning ?
Research cloning ?
Sex selection ?
Surrogacy ?
International Agreements
2005 UN Cloning Vote abstained
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention RATIFIED

Key laws and policies

Cameroon does not appear to have national laws or policies specific to the practices currently falling within the scope of BioPolicyWiki.


Cameroon's first baby born as a result of the use of assisted reproduction was born on 14 April 1998. Assisted reproduction may involve the use of sperm or egg donation. Lack of ethical or legal discussion may be due to the subject being taboo in some circles, or that IVF is unaffordable for many. [1]

External links

[1] G. B. Tangwa, Cameroon, in H.A.M.J. ten Have, B. Gordijn (eds.), Handbook of Global Bioethics, DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-2512-6_9, # Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014, p 941.