Surrogacy on demand, a dystopian reality?

An article by Christina Avgousti, Associate at Elias Neocleous, examines the contrasting dynamics of surrogacy between the Republic of Cyprus and the occupied northern region. While the Republic implements strict regulations, including a ban on commercial surrogacy, the absence of legislative frameworks in the occupied north has facilitated a thriving surrogacy industry. This has led to an influx of “reproductive tourists” seeking accessible surrogacy services, raising concerns about exploitation and regulation. The global context, including bans on international surrogacy and parallels to human trafficking, underscores the urgency for comprehensive regulation and international cooperation in addressing the ethical complexities of surrogacy.

The full article can be found on Cyprus Mail here.

For more information, please contact Christina Avgousti.