THE GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom – Happiness
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No: 12/2003/ND-CP
Hanoi, February 12, 2003
 DECREE
ON CHILDBIRTH BY SCIENTIFIC METHODS
THE GOVERNMENT
Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government of December 25, 2001;
Pursuant to the 1989 Law on Protection of People’s Health;
Pursuant to Article 63 of the 2000 Law on Marriages and Families;
At the proposal of the Minister of Health,
DECREES:
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS

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Article 1.- This Decree prescribes the artificial fertilization and in vitro fertilization; sperm donation and reception; ovum donation and reception; embryo donation and reception; sperm-and embryo-keeping establishments as well as the determination of fathers and mothers for children born by reproduction-supporting techniques.
Article 2.- This Decree shall apply to infertile couples and single women wishing to give birth to children by reproduction-supporting techniques; sperm donors, recipients and depositors; ovum donors and recipients; embryo donors and recipients; sperm- and embryo-storing establishments; and medical establishments which are permitted by the Health Ministry to apply reproduction-supporting techniques for childbirth (hereinafter referred to as medical establishments).
 

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