Reproductive Laws in Germany

  • givfadmin
  • April 24, 2013 10:17 pm


There are bans on embryo freezing, egg donation, and embryo screening for inherited diseases. Treatment is limited to married women/heterosexual couples. PDG is a criminal offense punishable by imprisonment and fines unless done to reduce severe sex-linked genetic risks, not for pure gender selection. Embryo transfers are limited to three. Every embryo created must be implanted, although freezing embryos will be permitted only when the planned transfer is delayed because of a medical issue with the mother.

Egg/Sperm Donation

Egg donation banned but sperm donation allowed although not covered under health insurance. Both partners must be informed and agree to the donation. The child produced from a sperm donation will have access to the donor?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s data after age 18.


Surrogacy is illegal.

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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