Are there many differences between countries in terms of assisted reproduction legislation?

Current Spanish legislation, ACT 14/2006, 26 May, on assisted human reproduction techniques provides for total gamete donor anonymity. That is, their identities will never be disclosed. Donation is considered a gift and the donor has no rights to any type of claim regarding paternity.

The legislation also indicates that children born as a result of reproduction treatment using donor gametes (donor semen, egg donation or embryo donation) shall be registered to all effects and purposes as the child of the couple who have undergone the treatment.

Download the complete Act 14/2006 here

Current Spanish legislation permits reproduction treatments which are not permitted in many other countries. The most significant of these are indicated below:

Comparison of European legislation on Assisted Reproduction

Treatment / country

PGD

Gender selection

Embryo selection

Therapeutic cloning

France

Yes

No

-

No

Germany

No

No

-

No

Austria

No

No

No

No

Italy

Yes

-

-

No

England

Yes

-

Yes

Yes

Spain

Yes

Yes *

Yes

No

*Permitted only in cases of gender-related hereditary diseases

Treatment / country

Embryo donation

Semen donation

Egg donation

Treatment for single women

France

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Germany

No

Yes

No

No

Austria

No

-

No

No

Italy

No

No

No

No

England

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Spain

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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