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Region Europe
Population 5,447,502
GDP (millions USD) 74,988
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction ?
Eggs for research ?
Inheritable genetic modification PROHIBITED
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis social uses prohibited
Reproductive cloning PROHIBITED
Research cloning PROHIBITED
Sex selection ?
Surrogacy ?
International Agreements
1997 COE Biomedicine Convention RATIFIED
1998 COE Cloning Convention RATIFIED
2005 UN Cloning Vote YES
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention RATIFIED
2007 Treaty of Lisbon RATIFIED

Key laws and policies

  • Act on healthcare, healthcare-related services and on the amendment and supplementing of certain laws, No. 576/2004 Coll. (September 22, 2004)
  • Law on health care (Law No. 277/1994 Coll. §42 (3))
  • Penal Code (Law No. 140/1961 Coll.,§246a, amended September 2003)

Prohibited practices

Reproductive and research cloning is prohibited, and punishable by three to eight years imprisonment.[1]

  1. Jozef Glasa, National Regulations on Ethics and Research in Slovak Republic (2003)