Reproductive Laws in Portugal

  • givfadmin
  • June 13, 2013 9:22 pm


Only persons who are married or who have been partners in an equivalent relationship for at least two years, are not of the same sex, are at least 18 years old, who are not subject to guardianship, and are not mentally disabled may pursue ART. Sex selection only permitted in order to avoid sex-linked genetic diseases. Embryos can be frozen but must be used within 3 years, after this period they can be donated to another couple but must include the consent of the original couple.

Egg/Sperm Donation

Anonymous egg, sperm and embryo donation permitted but compensation for the donation is not permitted.


Surrogacy whether for payment or otherwise is not recognized, the woman who undergoes pregnancy is deemed, for all legal purposes, to be the mother.

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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