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Region Latin America
Population 28199822
GDP (millions USD) 236,390
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction no policy
Eggs for research ?
Inheritable genetic modification ?
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis no policy
Reproductive cloning ?
Research cloning ?
Sex selection ?
Surrogacy ?
International Agreements
1997 COE Biomedicine Convention not signed
1998 COE Cloning Convention not signed
2005 UN Cloning Vote no vote
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention not ratified
2007 Treaty of Lisbon not signed

Key laws and policies

  • In Venezuela, there is neither a domestic law on surrogacy nor a general law on assisted reproductive techniques (ART), except for Article 204 of the Civil Code (CCiv) which regulates filiation in cases of artificial insemination.
  • There is a general principle is that the mother is the woman who gives birth to the child, according to Article 197 of the Civil Code.
  • Court decisions are also important.

Regulatory activities

In 2006, the Constitutional Court permitted a woman to use the sperm of her deceased husband using IVF.

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