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Region Asia
Population 6053193
GDP (millions USD) 16011
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction PROHIBITED
Eggs for research ?
Inheritable genetic modification ?
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis no policy
Reproductive cloning ?
Research cloning no policy
Sex selection no policy
International Agreements
2005 UN Cloning Vote abstained
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention not ratified


Key laws and policies

There are no laws or regulations governing ART (as of 2011).

There are draft guidelines currently under review. The guidelines prohibit sperm, ova, and embryo donation, as well as financial incentives for donors.

Foundational values

Note: Guidelines are followed pursuant to existing fatwas that have been adopted in Jordan.

Prohibited practices

Sperm, egg, or embryo donation is prohibited.

Surrogacy is prohibited.

Permitted and regulated practices

PGD is permitted.

Gender-based embryo selection is only available in the private sector and ICSI is utilized.

Gamete and embryo preservation is permitted but there is ongoing debate on the duration (5-10 years).

There is as yet no regulation on the number of embryos that may be implanted.

(Note: These practices are permitted, but regulated by guidelines and fatwas.)

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. Available at (p 51), (accessed 22 February 2015).

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