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Region Asia
Population 2390543
GDP (millions USD) 111,339
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction ?
Eggs for research PROHIBITED
Inheritable genetic modification ?
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis ?
Reproductive cloning ?
Research cloning ?
Sex selection ?
International Agreements
2005 UN Cloning Vote YES
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention RATIFIED


Key laws and policies

IVF is permitted and practiced pursuant to the Ministerial decision no. 448 (2002).

Prohibited practices

  • Gamete and embryo preservation
  • Surrogacy

Permitted and regulated practices

  • IVF (as per Ministerial decision no. 448 (2002))

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. Available at http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0021/002152/215207E.pdf (p 51), (accessed 22 February 2015).