Key laws and policies
There are no laws or regulations governing ART (as of 2011).
There are draft guidelines currently under review. The guidelines prohibit sperm, ova, and embryo donation, as well as financial incentives for donors.
Note: Guidelines are followed pursuant to existing fatwas that have been adopted in Jordan.
Sperm, egg, or embryo donation is prohibited.
Surrogacy is prohibited.
Permitted and regulated practices
PGD is permitted.
Gender-based embryo selection is only available in the private sector and ICSI is utilized.
Gamete and embryo preservation is permitted but there is ongoing debate on the duration (5-10 years).
There is as yet no regulation on the number of embryos that may be implanted.
(Note: These practices are permitted, but regulated by guidelines and fatwas.)
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. Available at http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002152/215207E.pdf (p 51), (accessed 22 February 2015).