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Table 3 Infertility data and surrogacy legislation status in South American countries

From: A review of surrogate motherhood regulation in south American countries: pointing to a need for an international legal framework

Country Infertility rate 2010* No. Fertility Clinics** Surrogacy legislation status Active Legal instrument Pending Bill
Argentina 1.8% 22–25 Unregulated   
Bolivia 0.9% Uncertain Unregulated   PL 185–2001/2002
Brazil 1.6% 56 Guidelines: Altruistic surrogacy is allowed Resolution No. 2.013/13 Federal Medical Council  
Chile 1.8% 7–9 Unregulated   No. 6306/07
Colombia 1.5% 8 Unregulated   
Ecuador 1.0% 5 Unregulated   No. 261836/16
Paraguay 1.9% 1–3 Unregulated   
Peru 0.8% 4 Unregulated   No. 2839/2013-CR
Uruguay 2.0% 2 Regulated: Altruistic surrogacy is allowed Ley 19.167/2013  
Venezuela 1.2% 6 Unregulated   
  1. *prevalence of primary infertility among women aged 20–44 years
  2. Source: Assisted reproductive technologies in Latin America: The Latin American Registry, 2010. BRA Assist. Reprod. | V. 16 | no6 | Nov-Dec / 2012