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Consultation on IVF Legislation

The consultation report is published.


From: Parliamentary Secretariat for Health​
First Published:​ ​30 July 2015
Last Updated:​ ​30 July 2015


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In the last 30 months, (January 2013 – June 2015), 411 in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) / intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) cycles have been carried out in Malta, 81 cycles of which have been carried out in the new IVF clinic within Mater Dei Hospital since starting its operations in January 2015.  In total, 116 viable pregnancies have resulted from these cycles – an overall success rate of 28% which compares well to the latest figure published by the UK Human Fertilisation & Embryo Authority (HFEA) – 25% in 2011. 

The government is now looking forward to evaluate the current IVF legislation within the context of outcomes of current regulations, new local legislation involving various sectors of the Maltese community as well as recent judgments of the European Court Of Human Rights. An Inter-Ministerial IVF Review Working Committee has been set up and is made up of professionals from the Ministry of Energy and Health, the Ministry for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties and the Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government.
As part of this review process, the committee invites all concerned stakeholders and the general public to submit their contributions and suggestions toward this evaluation of the IVF legal framework.
Feedback was made either by :
  • Filling the online form below; or
  • Email on; or
  • Mail addressed to IVF Legislation Review Working Committee, Ministry for Energy and Health, 15 Palazzo Castellania, Merchants Street, Valletta.
Requests for meetings with interested organisations were accepted till the 4th August 2015.
Thank you for your feedback.
IVF Report.pdfIVF Report.pdf
Please be informed that submissions will be published on the webpage of this consultation at the end of the scoping phase. The lead Ministry has sole discretion upon the publication of comments.
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