Wild, wild west- don’t go to Cambodia for surrogacy

Today I came across a story from the Sydney Morning Herald about surrogacy in Cambodia. I had heard some time ago that following the Baby Gammy saga, Thai clinics were moving to Cambodia. Australia, according to Transparency International, is the 11th cleanest country for corruption. The US is number 17, and Cambodia is number 156,… Read More »Custom Single Post Header

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Wild, wild west- don’t go to Cambodia for surrogacy

Today I came across a story from the Sydney Morning Herald about surrogacy in Cambodia.
I had heard some time ago that following the Baby Gammy saga, Thai clinics were moving to Cambodia.

Australia, according to Transparency International, is the 11th cleanest country for corruption. The US is number 17, and Cambodia is number 156, out of a possible 175.

In Asia, those previous places of surrogacy, India, Nepal and Thailand are rated as a lot less corrupt. In fact, the only places worse in Asia for corruption are Myanmar, Afghanistan and North Korea.

The infant mortality rate in Cambodia is over 10 times worse than Australia: about 42.1 per 100,000 live births. In Australia it is 4 per 100,000.

Anyone who goes to the Wild West, Cambodia, for surrogacy, is asking for trouble. Quite simply, they shouldn’t.

 

 

 

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