Is IVF and ICSI treatment in accordance with Islamic law and legal in Pakistan?

Yes. IVF and ICSI are in accordance with Islamic law and Pakistani law. Most Muslim scholars agree that IVF, ICSI and fertility treatment are permitted in Islam if a married couple cannot conceive through natural intercourse. There are verses in the Holy Quran that comfort couples with infertility and back the opinion of the scholars.

It should be noted that use of donor eggs and/or sperm and surrogacy is not allowed in Islam and is illegal in Pakistan.

At Genova IVF, we offer treatment to couples that are married and take extra measures to ensure that the egg is retrieved from the wife and sperm sample is taken from the husband. The resulting fertilized embryo is transferred to the wife’s womb. This ensures that we follow both Islamic and Pakistani law.