A gay Australian couple who had 10 embryos stored at the GCC since last year and wished to ship them to a fertility centre in Australia decided to divert them to Cambodia instead. “I collected my biological materials from Kathmandu and sent them to Cambodia because I want to use the same embryos to have babies there,” one of them told us on condition his identity is not revealed.

Nepal emerged as a hub for commercial surrogacy after India prevented gay men and couples who had been married for less than two years from opting for surrogacy in 2013, and Thailand barred the practice for foreigners in 2015. READ FULL