Liberalisation of IVF in Lithuania

Publié le 26 Sep, 2016

On Wednesday, Lithuania liberalised in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), overturning the presidential veto in favour of legislation which was deemed too rigid by the president last July.


From now on, IVF will be paid for by the country’s social security system whereas, up to this point, it was available only in private clinics and could cost up to €2,000.


Furthermore, the new legislation authorises the freezing of embryos and their selection prior to implantation as well as recourse to sperm and eggs from third-party donors. 

AFP “La Lituanie libéralise la fécondation in vitro”, 14/09/2016.

Share this post

For further