Trinidad and Tobago

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Trinidad and Tobago
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Information
Region Latin America
Population 1305000
GDP (millions USD) 20,700
National Policies
Eggs for assisted reproduction ?
Eggs for research ?
Inheritable genetic modification ?
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis ?
Reproductive cloning ?
Research cloning ?
Sex selection ?
Surrogacy no policy
International Agreements
2005 UN Cloning Vote YES
2005 UNESCO Sports Doping Convention RATIFIED


Key laws and policies

Trinidad and Tobago does not appear to have national laws or policies specific to the practices currently falling within the scope of this discussion.



History

There is one fertility clinic in Trinidad and Tobago, but no regulation or legislation.

Senate Bill No. 4 of 1999 (An Act Respecting Human Reproductive Technologies and Commercial Transactions Relating to Human Reproduction) would have explicitly prohibited reproductive cloning and regulated human reproductive technologies. However, the bill lapsed at the end of the parliamentary session.

Comment from the health minister indicates there is no new legislation on the agenda: http://newsday.co.tt/sunday_special_report/0,171621.html.

Link to 1999 Bill (lapsed) may be found here: http://www.ttparliament.org/publications.php?mid=28&id=478.