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Region Africa
Population 80335036
GDP (millions USD) 127,930
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction PROHIBITED
Eggs for research PROHIBITED
Inheritable genetic modification no policy
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis social uses prohibited
Reproductive cloning PROHIBITED
Research cloning no policy
Sex selection Social uses prohibited
International Agreements
2005 UN Cloning Vote abstained
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention RATIFIED


Key laws and policies

Egypt regulates ART through decree no. 238/2003 of the Ministry of Health and Population on Professional Ethics Regulations.

Religious statements are also important.

Prohibited practices


  • Surrogacy is not permitted.

Donor Eggs

  • The use of donor eggs is not permitted.

Permitted and regulated practices

Assisted Reproduction

  • Assisted reproduction is permitted for married couples using the husband's sperm.

Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis

  • PGD is allowed.

Research Involving Human Embryos

  • Research on embryos permitted up to 14 days.

External links


  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, Cairo Office, "Ethics and the Law in Biomedicine and Genetics: An Overview of National Regulations in the Arab States," 2011.

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