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Experts clash on surrogacy proposals

MCT, HSS spar over who can have babies

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  • Writer: Paritta Wangkiat and King-oua Laohong
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Physicians are divided over which women qualify as surrogate mothers in the proposed draft bill. 

The Medical Council of Thailand (MCT) and the Royal Thai College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RTCOG) on Friday hosted a meeting of 240 obstetricians, including 100 doctors with assisted reproductive technology licences.

Thares Karasnairaviwong, deputy director-general of the Department of Health Service Support (HSS), said the HSS insists that non-related surrogate mothers should be banned under the legislation and those who violate the clause must face charges. The HSS would propose increasing penalties.

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