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Region Asia
Population 1046814
GDP (millions USD) 19,660
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction PROHIBITED
Eggs for research ?
Inheritable genetic modification ?
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis social uses prohibited
Reproductive cloning ?
Research cloning ?
Sex selection regulated
International Agreements
2005 UN Cloning Vote YES
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention not ratified


Key laws and policies

Bahrain does not appear to have national laws or policies specific to assisted reproductive technology practices or surrogacy.

However, there are Draft Guidelines for the Establishment and Regulation of Assisted Reproductive Units and Centres. The guidelines are in accord with existing fatwas.

A committee from the Ministry of Health is in charge of period inspections and evaluation of data of clinics.

Prohibited practices

The Guidelines prohibit: • Surrogate motherhood • Embryo donation • Gamete donation

Permitted and regulated practices

The Guidelines permit embryo sex selection for medical purposes.

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.