Italy: The ban on IVF with a third-party donor contravenes the constitution

Publié le : 11 April 2014

 On Wednesday, 9 April 2014, the Italian Constitutional Court deemed that in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) with a third-party donor contravenes the constitution. This ban was included in Italian legislation, namely "law 40", adopted in 2004 by Silvio Berlusconi’s government. In 2008, the ban on pre-implantation diagnostics was lifted by an administrative court in the region of Latium.         

As far as law 40 is concerned, the ban on IVF with third-party donors only remains in place for single-parent families and same sex couples. 

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