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Commercial surrogacy services to be banned

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BANGKOK: -- The Medical Council has endorsed amendments to the announcement regarding surrogacy services by banning commercial surrogacy services and advertisements about the availability of donated eggs for assisted reproduction, of surrogate mothers or of those in need of surrogacy services.

 

The amended announcement means that from now on commercial donation of sperms or eggs for surrogacy services are prohibited.

Medical Council secretary-general Dr Samphan Komrith said that the amended announcement would also ban married couple of the same sex or single persons to seek surrogacy services.

Clinics or doctors who perform treatment using assisted reproduction technology will not be allowed to offer, acquire import or export of donated eggs or embryos or arrange for women to become surrogate mothers, he added.

The amended announcement will take effect as of September 1.

Dr Samphan explained that the Medical Council could take punitive actions against violating doctors. In case the violators are not certified doctors, other law will have to be applied if actions are to be meted out against them, he said.

The Medical Council secretary-general pointed out that there are social aspects that the bill on assisted reproduction technology which was already approved by the National Council for Peace and Order and to be submitted to the National Legislative Assembly for deliberation does not cover such as who will be held accountable if the babies develop problems and who will be held responsible if the babies are taken out of the country.

The Medical Council has also approved a draft announcement to set the standard for assisted reproduction technology.

 

Source:  http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/commercial-surrogacy-services-banned/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=commercial-surrogacy-services-banned

 

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"Medical Council secretary-general Dr Samphan Komrith said that the amended announcement would also ban married couple of the same sex or single persons to seek surrogacy services."

 

Wow. Thailand leads in ethical morality standards for once??

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