Surrogacy law being overhauled in Cambodia

13 March 2018

A law being drafted in Cambodia is expected to retain a ban on commercial surrogacy whilst allowing altruistic surrogacy, with strong critics on each side.  Those who criticise altruistic surrogacy say that it often leaves the surrogate out of pocket, or conversely that it actually amounts in practise to commercial surrogacy in any event.  A UN Development Programme gender specialist has stated that there is no justification for any surrogacy, that there are a lot of children who can be adopted by Cambodian couples and that "having children with your own genetic material when it is biologically not possible is not a human right".


The Phnom Penh Post

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