Fertility Laws

LEGALITIES. Fertility treatment can be a minefield of legal and ethical issues varying from country to country. Many different aspects of the processes used in fertility treatment are regulated, and you will find that something that is permissible in one country may be banned in another.

fertility-laws One of the leading fertility tourism hot-spots today is Mexico. Mexico does not have specific laws which restrict or prohibit In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments, egg donation, gender selection, embryo donation, or sperm donation.

IVF Guidelines in Mexico

  • The use of donor sperm and eggs: The usage of gametes is regulated by the General Law of Health in Mexico and the National Center of Transplants (CENATRA). Sperm, Eggs and Embryo donations in Mexico are governed by the principles of Altruism, no profit and feasibility. However, donors may be compensated to cover the expenses they incurred by the donation.
  • The process of embryos, including gender selection and genetic screening: In Mexico, Gender Selection and Genetic Screening are allowed. It is a very popular technique in Mexico as it allows Intended Parents to prevent genetic diseases and also to select the gender of their babies, allowing for family balancing.
  • The maximum number of embryos that can be transferred: There is no maximum amount of embryos to be transferred in Mexico.