Difference between revisions of "Nepal"

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|Key laws and policies=Nepal does not appear to have national laws or policies specific to the practices currently falling within the scope of discussion herein.  
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|Key laws and policies=*After India changed its laws in 2013 to prevent gay men and couples who had been married less than two years from hiring gestational surrogates, some Indian surrogacy clinics opened branches or relocated their services to Nepal. Surrogate mothers were undergoing in vitro fertilization in India and give birth in Nepal.<ref name=Kamin>Kamin, Debra. "[http://time.com/3838319/israel-nepal-surrogates/ Israel Evacuates Surrogate Babies from Israel But Leaves the Mothers Behind].” ''Time'', April 28, 2015.</ref> <ref name=digital>The America Tonight Digital Team. “[http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/america-tonight/articles/2014/5/15/outsourcing-surrogacyittakesaglobalvillage.html Outsourcing Surrogacy: It Takes a Global Village].” ''Aljazeera America'', May 15, 2014.</ref> 
  
The Ministry of Health has said there is a need to draft legislation and guidelines, but to date none has been forthcoming. (See  http://www.thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=MoHP+drafting+policy+on+infertility&NewsID=331929.)
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*In December 2014, it was reported that Nepal’s Cabinet had approved draft legislation on surrogacy prepared by the Health Ministry. The Cabinet agreed to allow surrogacy for foreigners in the country, as long as the gestational surrogate is also a foreigner. However, there are no laws for domestic surrogacy.<ref>Dahal, Binita. “[http://nepalitimes.com/article/nation/wombs-tolet-surrogacy-nepal,1991 Wombs for Rent: Commercial surrogate motherhood is moving to Nepal because of restrictions in India].” ''Nepali Times'', January 30, 2015.</ref> <ref>Gautam, Manish. “[http://www.ekantipur.com/2014/12/04/top-story/door-opens-to-foreigners-for-surrogacy/398524.html Door Opens to Foreigners for Surrogacy].” eKantipur.com, December 4, 2014.</ref>
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*Western use of Nepalese surrogacy services entered the news and received some criticism following Nepal’s April 25, 2015 earthquake. After the earthquake, Israel sent planes to evacuate babies contracted by Israeli couples and born to surrogate mothers in Nepal, leaving the surrogates behind often without adequate medical care.<ref name=Debra>Kamin, Debra. "[http://time.com/3838319/israel-nepal-surrogates/ Israel Evacuates Surrogate Babies from Israel But Leaves the Mothers Behind].” ''Time'', April 28, 2015.</ref>
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* In October 2015, three weeks after the country’s Supreme Court issued an interim order to halt surrogacy in Nepal, a meeting of government ministers decided to ban surrogacy altogether.
 
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