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Taiwan (Republic of China)
Region Asia
Population 22,911,000
GDP (millions USD) 383,307
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction commercial allowed
Eggs for research commercial allowed
Inheritable genetic modification ?
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis ?
Reproductive cloning PROHIBITED
Research cloning PROHIBITED
Sex selection ?
International Agreements
1997 COE Biomedicine Convention not signed
1998 COE Cloning Convention not signed
2005 UN Cloning Vote n/a
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention not ratified
2007 Treaty of Lisbon not signed

Prohibited practices

Surrogacy is prohibited.[1]

Research cloning is prohibited by a general prohibition on the production of embryos specifically for research.[2]

Permitted and regulated practices

Compensation for providing eggs is allowed, both for reproduction and for research.[3]


  1. American Society for Reproductive Medicine, "IFFS Surveillance 07," Fertility and Sterility (Vol. 87. No. 4, Suppl. 1, April 2007)
  2. Survey on opinions from National Ethics Committees or similar bodies, public debate and national legislation in relation to human embryonic stem cell research and use, July 2004
  3. Singapore Bioethics Advisory Committee, "Donation Of Human Eggs For Research: A Consultation Paper" (November 7, 2007)