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Cambodia Proves Fertile Ground for Foreign Surrogacy After Thailand Ban

August 22, 2016

(The Guardian) – With surrogacy bans now in place in Thailand, India and Nepal, the business is being pushed across borders. “Many would-be parents whose budget limits them to Asia have no other options than to try their luck in Cambodia, especially gay couples,” says Sam Everingham, director of the Australian non-profit organisation Families Through Surrogacy, which informs aspiring parents on overseas surrogacy options. Everingham has observed how agencies and clinics forced to close in Thailand simply moved their lucrative business into Cambodia, where infertility treatment was non-existent until two years ago.

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