Legal Information

On 1 July 1992 the "Reproductive Medicine Act (FMedG)" came into force. Together with the "Reproductive Medicine Regulation (FMedV)" it governs forms of treatment and the handling of embryos.

  • Marital Status
    Fertility treatment is only available to married or cohabiting couples.
    This status must be confirmed by means of a notarial deed provided by a notary public or a district court before fertility treatment is commenced.
  • IVF and ICSI
    may only be performed by specially trained physicians at medical facilities licensed for this purpose.
  • Cryoconservation
    Embryos, semen and egg cells may not be used for research purposes.
    Sperm and egg cells may be stored until further notice or until the death of the person from whom the sperm was taken. Embryos may be stored for a period of up to ten years.

With regard to the legal framework, we assure you that we comply with all legal requirements.

We treat your egg and sperm cells with the utmost care because we regard each fertilised egg as an embryo and thus as human life.

You should also know that your personal data is subject to data protection laws. All personal details are held in the strictest confidence. By law anonymous data must be sent to a central IVF register for the purposes of quality control and statistical evaluation.