(Commercial Surrogacy Tourism, part 2)
If there is no law against commercial surrogacy, can you break the law?
In Thailand, some ten years ago, a law had been proposed to parliament to ban commercial surrogacy, but it was not enacted.
When, in 2011, Thai doctors were involved in a case of Vietnamese women being used as surrogates in Thailand on behalf of a Taiwan agency, the law was brought up again but still not passed.
The Medical Council of Thailand has certain strictures against commercial surrogacy but these are ethical and moral considerations, not legal ones. Read more…
(Commercial Surrogacy Tourism, part 1)
1,000 babies are born annually in Thailand to surrogates on behalf of foreign couples and individuals.
Worldwide, an estimated 6,000 babies were born last year via commercial surrogacy tourism.
Yet seemingly overnight last month, police in Thailand shut down clinics, stopped parents with newborn infants from getting on flights out of the country, and sent some newborns off to orphanages.
Surrogacy services in Thailand have been available to all couples, foreign and domestic, gay or straight, and Read more…
Web-based medical tourism information suffers from poor quality of information, inconsistency in the kinds of information offered, lack of ethical concerns, absence of safety, quality and confidentiality controls, omission of important facts, and questions of accuracy and honesty.
These are the conclusions of Suchitra Wagle, a Read more…
Woman describes her surgery in Dominican Republic and subsequent treatment for antibiotic resistant infection.
To blacklist: to boycott, to avoid, to steer clear of.
When significant numbers of rehospitalizations and deaths among medical tourists occur in one location – as in the current case of the Dominican Republic – the harsh facts of risks that medical tourists face cannot be brushed aside.
Since there is no structured way to report or gather information about medical tourist outcomes, the most reliable Read more…
Sooner or later, all medical travelers need help.
You won’t know when this help will be needed or what you will need to do.
A professional business woman on a medical vacation was suddenly and unexpectedly faced with one of the toughest decisions she would ever have to make. Read more…