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Region Asia
Population 3204897
GDP (millions USD) 40059
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction PROHIBITED
Eggs for research ?
Inheritable genetic modification ?
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis ?
Reproductive cloning ?
Research cloning ?
Sex selection PROHIBITED
International Agreements
2005 UN Cloning Vote abstained
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention RATIFIED


Key laws and policies

In Oman, ART is regulated by the 2002 Code of Practice for Assisted Conception Unit (at the Muscat Private Hospital).

Regulation and practices must be in accord with Islam.

Prohibited practices

  • Sperm, ova and embryo donation
  • Surrogacy
  • Foetal reduction
  • Sex selection

Permitted and regulated practices

  • Sperm and embryo preservation

IVF is available and practiced.

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.