Surrogacy by Country
The most controversial topics for talking and debate all over the globe is surrogacy. Surrogacy has been banned by the Bioethics Act since 1994 in France. The Majority supports the legalization of this meth of treatment for both heterosexual and homosexual couples.
The surrogacy is prohibited by law in Germany. In 1991, the Embryo Protection Act was passed, which severely restricts German reproductive medicine. The law prohibits any medical procedures on the territory of Germany, which entail illegal actions with the nascent human life.
In the Hellenic Republic, surrogacy became legal in 2002 and it is regulated by the Greek Civil Code and the Assisted Reproduction Law. In 2014 foreigners also obtained the right to use surrogacy in Athens and other cities of Greece.
Surrogacy in Austria is prohibited by the Federal law "on reproductive medicine". The country's government makes advances to infertile couples and pays for the first 6 IVF attempts. Childless couples often have to go abroad to solve the problem of infertility. For these purposes, Austrians often choose Ukraine. Surrogacy is prohibited in Austria, so infertile couples go to treat infertility in Ukraine.
Surrogacy is legalized in Russia, but couples can face the number of difficulties after the birth of a child. The legislation doesn't fully reflect the features and procedure for regulating the field of reproductive medicine, where there are many gaps and shortcomings.
Surrogacy is allowed in Brazil, but there is one interesting point. The surrogate mother must have family ties with one of the potential parents of the child.
In Mexico, as in the United States, there is no law that regulates the field of surrogacy. But if there is no ban, it does not mean that there is a permission. Until recently, Tabasco was the center of surrogacy, where people came from all over the world. The situation changed in 2016, when the government made significant changes to the legislation.
In Georgia, surrogate motherhood, as well as egg/sperm donation, became legal in 1997, when the law "on healthcare of Georgia" included the Provision "on surrogate motherhood".
Denmark is a leading country in terms of the number of children born as a result of assisted reproductive technologies (about 10% of the total number of babies). But with surrogacy, things are not as good here as with IVF. Let's explain why.
Surrogate motherhood remains the cause of disputes on moral and ethical issues, it is not recognized by the Catholic Church, and in some countries criminal liability is provided for violations of the law in this area. What is the situation with the use of surrogacy in the world — where it is allowed and where it is forbidden?