Key laws and policies
Libyan Penal Law
Medical Liability Law No 17/1986
- Artificial insemination is prohibited by virtue of the Libyan Penal Law; however, the prohibition does not apply to married couples (Law no 17/1986).
- Surrogate motherhood is prohibited.
- Gamete donation is prohibited.
(Art. 403 Bis A and Art. 403 Bis B. Libyan Penal Code as appended to the Law No 75/1972)
Permitted and regulated practices
A husband and wife may undergo assisted reproduction with their consent.
Libya has a National Centre for Diagnosis and Treatment of Sterility by virtue of General People's Committee Decision No. 186/1993.