Reproductive Laws in Sweden

  • givfadmin
  • June 13, 2013 9:29 pm


Sexual orientation does not seem to be a factor and treatment for lesbians and single women. The government regulates fertility treatments; there are no private clinics, IVF must be done through University Hospitals. Embryo freezing is permitted. Embryo screening (PDG) for serious inherited diseases are permitted but sex selection is prohibited. A maximum of two embryos can be transferred and only in exceptional circumstances can more be transferred. Egg sharing not permitted.

Egg/Sperm Donation

Egg and sperm donations are permitted but offspring are permitted to know the identity of the donor when the turn 18 years of age. Single female donor inseminations are permitted. Sperm donors are limited to births for six couples, although each pair may have a sibling in addition. There is an 18-month long waiting list for sperm donors. Embryos may not be donated.


National law or policies prohibit Surrogacy.

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