April 24, 2024

IN BRIEF: Thailand; drug trial

THAILAND: Fertility tourism is booming in Thailand, with the cost of IVF a mere one-third of rates in Europe or the US. The largest clinic, the Jetanin Institute for Assisted Reproduction, has started offering sex selection, as well as pre-implantation genetic diagnosis. Six weeks ago, the Ramkhamhaeng hospital group also began offering a range of reproductive services aimed at foreigners from countries where such practices are banned.