Difference between revisions of "Belgium"

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* placing embryos on which research has been conducted in humans, except when the research had a therapeutic benefit for the embryo itself or when it concerns an observation method that does not harm the embryo’s integrity
 
* placing embryos on which research has been conducted in humans, except when the research had a therapeutic benefit for the embryo itself or when it concerns an observation method that does not harm the embryo’s integrity
  
Commercial surrogacy prohibited on public policy grounds
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Commercial surrogacy is prohibited on public policy grounds
 
|Permitted and regulated practices=The Law on Research into Embryos appears to affirm all types of research directed at therapeutic purposes and increased medical knowledge. Implicitly, the creation of embryos for research is also allowed.
 
|Permitted and regulated practices=The Law on Research into Embryos appears to affirm all types of research directed at therapeutic purposes and increased medical knowledge. Implicitly, the creation of embryos for research is also allowed.
  
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* Gamete (sperm and eggs) and embryo donation for assisted reproduction is permitted (albeit generally anonymous, with some provision now for known donors)
 
* Gamete (sperm and eggs) and embryo donation for assisted reproduction is permitted (albeit generally anonymous, with some provision now for known donors)
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* Gamete donation is altruistic
  
 
* Altruistic surrogacy is not regulated and therefore possible (nb. contracts are not enforceable and adoption is required to transfer legal parenthood; a small number of such arrangements occur in country each year)
 
* Altruistic surrogacy is not regulated and therefore possible (nb. contracts are not enforceable and adoption is required to transfer legal parenthood; a small number of such arrangements occur in country each year)

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