Parliamentary Motions

Since the Reproductive Medicine Act went into force in 2001, more than 30 parliamentary motions have been submitted on the topic. More than one third of those concern questions surrounding pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).

Motion 04.3439 “Authorisation of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis” played an important role. It prompted an extensive legislative revision, which concluded with a popular vote on 5 June 2016.

All parliamentary items connected with the Reproductive Medicine Act are listed below, in descending chronological order. Documentation is available in German, French and Italian only.


Reproductive medicine legislation

The Federal Act of 18 December 1998 on Medically Assisted Reproduction lays down the conditions under which the methods of medically assisted reproduction may be used.

Further information

Legislative projects

The Federal Office of Public Health is responsible for the legal work related to reproductive medicine.

Reproductive medicine

In Switzerland medically assisted reproduction treatment can be sought in 25 to 30 fertility centres. The legal framework regulating access to these treatments is stipulated in the Reproductive Medicine Act.

Expert opinions

Expert opinions on issues with regard to the Reproductive Medicine Regulation

Last modification 12.11.2019

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