Surrogacy used to be widely available in Cambodia. The government neither banned or promoted surrogacy, which allowed surrogacy agencies to satisfy the needs of number of intended parents.
Currently, surrogacy in Cambodia is regulated by the law and is banned by the ministries of Health and Justice.
Standard fertility treatments as well as IVF procedures can be performed, however, are prohibited once the recipient is the surrogate mother. Based on cross-border programs, programs are instead completed or offered in nearby countries – Laos or Malaysia.
In February 2017, Foreign Ministry announced that government was drafting a law that may make surrogacy legal.