Expert opinions

In conjunction with the legislative work regarding the field of reproductive medicine expert opinions on various aspects have been commissioned.

External opinions that were commissioned in conjunction with legislative efforts on the Reproductive Medicine Act are listed below.

Listed first, the batch of expert opinions on various aspects of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), followed by opinions related to other aspects of the reproductive medicine regulatory area:

Not all of these documents are available in English. For the complete list please refer to the pages in German, French or Italian via the menue at the top to the right-hand side.


Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)

Präimplantationsdiagnostik I (PDF, 275 kB, 01.12.2005)Stellungnahme Nr. 10/2005 der Nationalen Ethikkommission im Bereich Humanmedizin

Other aspects of the reproductive medicine regulatory area

Zugang zur Fortpflanzungsmedizin für alle? (PDF, 802 kB, 30.05.2018)Gutachten von Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h.c. Kurt Seelmann, Basel

Medically assisted reproduction: Ethical considerations and recommendations for the future (PDF, 282 kB, 30.11.2013)Opinion No. 22/2013 of the Swiss National Advisory Commission on Biomedical Ethics

Gutachten Kindeswohl und FMedG (PDF, 2 MB, 21.01.2013)Sozialwissenschaftliches Gutachten von Dr.phil. Heidi Simoni, Marie Meierhofer Institut für das Kind, Zürich,

Egg Donation and IVF with Donated Eggs: Lessons to be Learned from other Countries (PDF, 1 MB, 05.09.2014)Sozialwissenschaftliches Gutachten von Lic.phil. Nolwenn Bühler, Universität Zürich (Text nur in englischer Sprache verfügbar)


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

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 03.10.2018

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