Cuba

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Cuba
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Information
Region Latin America
Population 11394043
GDP (millions USD) 45100
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction permitted
Eggs for research ?
Inheritable genetic modification ?
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis social uses prohibited
Reproductive cloning PROHIBITED
Research cloning regulated
Sex selection Social uses prohibited
Surrogacy ?
International Agreements
2005 UN Cloning Vote no
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention RATIFIED


Contents

Key laws and policies

There does not appear to be specific regulation of assisted reproduction. However, guidelines and standards are reported as per the below practices.

Prohibited practices

Reproductive cloning is prohibited.

Permitted and regulated practices

Assisted Reproduction

  • IVF is permitted and is practiced at a number of hospitals in Cuba.
  • Candidates should have two years of cohabitation, without contraception, and have been declared infertile.
  • Egg donation is possible, as is diagnostic PGD.

Note: Practices were reported as "expanding" in March 2014 to include the above. [See http://www.cubacontemporanea.com/noticias/expanden-servicios-de-fertilizacion-vitro-en-cuba (in Spanish).]

Cloning

  • Research cloning is permitted.

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