Popular vote 2015

The popular vote on the revision of the amendment to the constitutional provision on reproductive medicine and gene technology involving human beings (Article 119 BV) was held on the 14th of June 2015. The people and the cantons clearly adopted the amendments.

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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.

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Legislative projects

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

Parliamentary Motions

Since the Reproductive Medicine Act went into force in 2001, more than 30 parliamentary motions have been submitted on the topic.

Popular vote 2016

The popular vote on the revision of the Reproductive Medicine Act was held on 5 June 2016. The people and the cantons clearly adopted the amendments to the act.

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.

Last modification 25.10.2019

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