Thailand to Lift Ban on Surrogacy for Foreigners and Same-Sex Couples

By
Chanya Tanarakorn
1 min read

Thailand is set to lift a ban on commercial surrogacy for foreigners to boost medical tourism and may permit access for gay and lesbian couples following the legalization of same-sex marriages. The Health Ministry plans to submit a law revision to parliament as early as July, marking the first amendment since the ban was introduced in 2015, triggered by an Australian couple abandoning a baby with Down syndrome. These changes aim to address public concerns and enhance the country's medical tourism industry.

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