The turn of Cambodia to consider banning surrogacy for foreigners



Cambodia is considering banning "commercial surrogacy", hot on the heels of Thailand, Nepal and India. Last week, the Justice Minister met with MPs, members of non-governmental organisations and legal experts to implement this project. She fears that vulnerable Cambodian women are being exploited by unscrupulous organisations offering the women’s services to foreigners for between $20,000 and $50,000. About forty or so agencies operate in this country and have witnessed an increase in business following the restrictions imposed by Nepal and Thailand. A report should soon be presented to the government "outlining the advantages and disadvantages of surrogacy". 


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Bangkok post (22/10/2016)