India is considering reforming its laws on surrogacy to prevent the commercial use of surrogates by foreign couples. It comes as a court case against a Delhi doctor accused of implementing an unlawful surrogacy arrangement for a Spanish couple collapsed, with the court highlighting deficiencies in the current legal framework.

Commercial surrogacy is outlawed in much of Europe and the Americas, which often leads to couples turning to Asia in the search for a surrogate. However, Nepal and Cambodia have both recently tightened regulations on commercial surrogacy for foreign couples.