Reproductive Laws in Belgium

  • givfadmin
  • April 24, 2013 9:46 pm


A stable relationship, not a legal marriage appears to be required for fertility treatment. There are no special regulations regarding code of conduct and who can or cannot receive fertility treatments – each doctor or clinic can determine whom they want to treat. Clinics are legally permitted to treat gay couples, singles. Embryo freezing and embryo screening ?¢‚Ǩ‚Äú PGD – (for therapeutic purposes only) is permitted. No more than two embryos can be transferred where appropriate (but only one embryo for first two cycles). Since 2003, residents are entitled to up to 6 IVF cycles free of charge.

Egg/Sperm Donation

Egg and sperm donation is permitted but not regulated by law. Anonymity of sperm donors is encouraged. Limit of 6 children born for each donor is six. Known donation is allowed for egg donations. The legal mother is the woman who gives birth to the child no matter what the children’s genetic origins.


The legal mother is the woman who gives birth to the child no matter what the children’s genetic origins.

Disclaimer: Reproductive laws are a relatively new legal area and are in constant flux throughout the world. It is often hard to obtain current and accurate information, and we are always updating information on our site. Anyone pursuing reproductive assistance abroad should contact lawyers and clinics directly to confirm the current status in that country and any legal restrictions that might apply. GlobalIVF does not claim any accuracy for the information printed below and cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies. If you have additional or conflicting information please contact us and we will update our site.

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