Reproductive Medicine - Permissibility And Limits In Switzerland

Author:Ms Tenzin Dahortsang, Oliver Arter and Daisy Vacher

On 1 September 2017, the revised law on reproductive medicine and the revised reproductive medicine ordinance came into force in Switzerland. The amended legislation now regulates, in particular, the requirements and the permissibility of preimplantation diagnostics (PID), which has been prohibited to date.

We have elaborated a PDF, which answers the following 21 questions:

What is meant by reproductive technology? What are preimplantation diagnostics (PID)? When may reproductive technology be used? Who may reproductive technology be used for? Is egg donation permitted in Switzerland? Is embryo donation permitted in Switzerland? Is surrogacy permitted in Switzerland? Who is allowed to use pre-implantation diagnostic methods in Switzerland? What is considered a severe genetic disease? For what purposes may the genetic material of reproductive cells be examined? Under what conditions is it possible to examine the genetic material of embryos in vitro and to select them according to their gender...

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