Difference between revisions of "Lebanon"

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|Eggs for assisted reproduction=PROHIBITED
 
|Eggs for research=?
 
|Eggs for research=?
 
|Inheritable genetic modification=?
 
|Inheritable genetic modification=?
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|Preimplantation genetic diagnosis=social uses prohibited
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|Research cloning=?
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|Key laws and policies=* IVF is regulated by the Draft Law on Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Code of Medical Ethics, which has been adopted by the Ministry of Health.  
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|Key laws and policies=* IVF is regulated by the Draft Law on Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Code of Medical Ethics, which has been adopted by the Ministry of Health.
 
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Violations of the draft law are penalized.
 
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PRE-NATAL DIAGNOSIS AND ABORTION
 
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* Prenatal diagnoses and selective abortion are only permitted to save the life of the mother.  
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|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).  
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|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).
 
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Revision as of 06:58, 31 May 2015

Lebanon
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Information
Region Asia
Population 4196453
GDP (millions USD) 24640
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction PROHIBITED
Eggs for research ?
Inheritable genetic modification ?
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis social uses prohibited
Reproductive cloning PROHIBITED
Research cloning PROHIBITED
Sex selection PROHIBITED
Surrogacy PROHIBITED
International Agreements
2005 UN Cloning Vote abstained
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention not ratified


Contents

Key laws and policies

  • IVF is regulated by the Draft Law on Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Code of Medical Ethics, which has been adopted by the Ministry of Health.

Prohibited practices

  • The draft law prohibits
    • gamete donation,
    • surrogacy,
    • sex-based embryo selection, and
    • embryo manipulation.

Violations of the draft law are penalized.

Permitted and regulated practices

ASSISTED REPRODUCTION

  • Assisted reproductive treatments such as artificial insemination and IVF have been practiced in Lebanon since the early 80s.
  • Art 30 of the Medical Ethics code states that assisted reproductive treatments are only to be provided to married couples.

PRE-NATAL DIAGNOSIS AND ABORTION

  • Prenatal diagnoses and selective abortion are only permitted to save the life of the mother.


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).