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Region Europe
Population 46372700
GDP (millions USD) 140484
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction permitted
Eggs for research ?
Inheritable genetic modification ?
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis ?
Reproductive cloning PROHIBITED
Research cloning ?
Sex selection ?
Surrogacy commercial allowed
International Agreements
1997 COE Biomedicine Convention signed
1998 COE Cloning Convention signed
2005 UN Cloning Vote abstained
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention RATIFIED


Key laws and policies

Prohibited practices

Human Reproductive Cloning

  • The Ban on Human Reproductive Cloning prohibits reproductive cloning, but cloning for research purposes is not included.[2]

Permitted and regulated practices

  • Assisted reproduction
  • Egg donation
  • Sperm donation
  • Surrogacy (including commercial surrogacy)
    • Appears restricted to heterosexual couples

[edit] References

  1. "Ukraine Bans Human Reproductive Cloning," BioNews (December 20, 2004).
  2. "Cloning – Global Policies on Human Cloning," Library Index.