Reproductive Laws in Spain

  • givfadmin
  • June 13, 2013 9:28 pm


A stable relationship, not a legal marriage, appears to be the requirement for fertility treatment, although single women are treated. Sexual orientation and marital status are not factors in obtaining treatment, although clinics can refuse service to anyone that they choose. There is no limit on the number of embryos that can be transferred per cycle. Embryo freezing and embryo screening are permitted but it is illegal to destroy embryos or donate them to research. There is a 5-year storage limit.

Egg/Sperm Donation

Commercial egg donation is legal, while donation from someone related is not permitted. Fertility clinics choose the donor based on similarity to the Intended Parents. All donations are anonymous and the donor cannot seek economic incentives ?¢‚Ǩ‚Äú although expenses for lost wages, travel and pain and suffering can be offered. Clinics will work with single women. Both egg and sperm donors are limited to six live births per donor.


The law does explicitly not recognize Surrogacy contracts but surrogacy is practiced. There is no guarantee the courts will recognize the maternity of the intended mother or paternity of intended father.

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