The Embryo Protection Act regulates the handling of developing human life.

Embryo Protection Act

In the Embryo Protection Act of 13.12.1990, the Federal Government has described the legal framework of reproductive medicine very precisely.If you are interested in the text in detail - ask us about it. The aim of the law is to regulate the conscientious handling of emerging human life and to prevent abuse in any form. For example, it is stipulated that only trained doctors work in in vitro fertilization. In Germany, it is forbidden to knowingly fertilize more than three eggs, to donate eggs or sperm to third parties, or to use surrogate motherhood. Experiments with embryos are also strictly forbidden in our country, even if they are partly permitted in other countries. We therefore assure you that we will deal responsibly with the most personal thing you have: your genetic material. Thus, after prior agreement with you, we fertilize a maximum of three of the eggs obtained with your husband's sperm. We consider each fertilized egg to be a human life. We transfer them into your uterine cavity.


Social Security Code V

‍TheV. book of the social legislation says in § 27 that insured persons of the statutory health insurance have a right to health treatment, if it is necessary to recognize an illness, to cure it, to prevent its aggravation or to alleviate illness complaints.The health treatment includes according to § 27 a also medical measures to bring about a pregnancy. For this purpose, the following conditions must be met:

  • The measure must be necessary as determined by a physician.
  • After medical determination, there must be sufficient prospect that the measures will result in pregnancy; as a rule, there is no longer sufficient prospect if the measure has been carried out four times without success.
  • The persons who wish to benefit from these measures must be married to each other.
  • Only eggs and sperm of the spouses may be used.
  • Before the measures are carried out, the spouses must be informed of such treatment by a physician who does not carry out the treatment himself or herself, taking into account their medical and psychosocial aspects, and must be referred by the physician to one of the physicians or institutions that have been granted an authorization under Section 121 a (authorization to carry out artificial insemination).

The Federal Committee of Physicians and Health Insurers shall determine further medical details on the prerequisites, type and scope of the measures in accordance with Section 92.


‍Of course, your personal data will be treated strictly confidentially - they are subject to the Data Protection Act. Anonymously collected data will only be used for statistical evaluation - this is the only way to make reliable statements about the current state of IVF treatment in Germany.

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The Embryo Protection Act regulates the handling of developing human life.