Thailand bans surrogacy for foreigners in bid to end ‘rent-a-womb’ tourism

Thailand bans surrogacy for foreigners






Thailand’s interim parliament has passed a law that bans foreigners from seeking surrogacy services to end a “rent-a-womb” industry that made the country a top destination for fertility tourism.

The law passed with 160-2 votes in favour of banning commercial surrogacy in the country, which means only a relative can act a surrogate mother.

Under the new laws, foreigners will be prohibited to use Thai surrogates unless they have been married to a Thai national for at least three years.

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