Legal essentials

Fertility treatments are subject to special guidelines.

Since in 1978 the first IVF treatment was completed with the birth of Louise Brown in Great Britain, the discussion of the pros and cons of IVF treatments still continues. In the 1980s, politicians in Germany have been trying to find a consensus and a regulation about unborn human life.

The result of these efforts was the Embryo Protection Act, which came into force on 1 January 1991. This act defines who is allowed to use the embryo, and for which purpose and how it may be used.

Planned cryopreservation of embryos, egg donation and surrogate motherhood are forbidden. Experiments with embryos are strictly forbidden. Furthermore, in vitro fertilisation must only be carried out by specifically trained physicians.

Therefore, you can be sure that:
All fertilised eggs will be transferred into the uterus or fallopian tubes of the mother. All other oocytes and sperm cells will be treated in a responsible way. Our equipment distinctly exceeds the requirements described in the act. Your privacy will be protected at all times.