Interactive Map

Mapping Australia’s Cross Border Reproductive Routes

Circumvention travel for medical treatment is a global phenomenon. This map illustrates some of the recently documented routes of Australian reproductive travel as well as the pathways of reproductive material (sperm, eggs, embryos) Australians are using in their quest to form their families. These particular routes of cross border travel for IVF are in flux and depend on the laws of destination countries. This map will be updated every few months in order to capture the most current situation for Australians. Current, predicted and historic routes are mapped out here, recording current research into this area.

Source country

Destination country

Reference

Notes

Australia

Thailand

Andrea Whittaker (2011) Cross-border assisted reproduction care in Asia: implications for access, equity and regulations. Reproductive Health Matters Vol. 19, No. 37

Sex selection, surrogacy (in the past), IVF

Australia

India

Stockey-Bridge, M. (2015) Finding Hope on the Transnational Commercial Surrogacy Trail from Australia to India. PhD thesis, Macquarie University, Sydney

IVF, surrogacy (in the past), egg donation

Australia

South Africa

Stockey-Bridge, M. (2015) Finding Hope on the Transnational Commercial Surrogacy Trail from Australia to India. PhD thesis, Macquarie University, Sydney

Egg donation

Australia

Ukraine

Stockey-Bridge, M. (2015) Finding Hope on the Transnational Commercial Surrogacy Trail from Australia to India. PhD thesis, Macquarie University, Sydney

Egg donation

Australia

USA

Martyn A Stafford-Bell, Sam G Everingham and Karin Hammarberg (2014) Outcomes of surrogacy undertaken by Australians overseas. Med J Aust 2014; 201 (6): 330-333.

Egg donation, surrogacy (current)

Australia

Thailand

Martyn A Stafford-Bell, Sam G Everingham and Karin Hammarberg (2014) Outcomes of surrogacy undertaken by Australians overseas. Med J Aust 2014; 201 (6): 330-333.

Surrogacy (in the past), Egg donation, IVF

Source country

Destination country

Reference

Notes

Australia

Thailand

Andrea Whittaker (2011) Cross-border assisted reproduction care in Asia: implications for access, equity and regulations. Reproductive Health Matters Vol. 19, No. 37

Sex selection, surrogacy (in the past), IVF

Australia

India

Stockey-Bridge, M. (2015) Finding Hope on the Transnational Commercial Surrogacy Trail from Australia to India. PhD thesis, Macquarie University, Sydney

IVF, surrogacy (in the past), egg donation

Australia

South Africa

Stockey-Bridge, M. (2015) Finding Hope on the Transnational Commercial Surrogacy Trail from Australia to India. PhD thesis, Macquarie University, Sydney

Egg donation

Australia

Ukraine

Stockey-Bridge, M. (2015) Finding Hope on the Transnational Commercial Surrogacy Trail from Australia to India. PhD thesis, Macquarie University, Sydney

Egg donation

Australia

USA

Martyn A Stafford-Bell, Sam G Everingham and Karin Hammarberg (2014) Outcomes of surrogacy undertaken by Australians overseas. Med J Aust 2014; 201 (6): 330-333.

Egg donation, surrogacy (current)

Australia

Thailand

Martyn A Stafford-Bell, Sam G Everingham and Karin Hammarberg (2014) Outcomes of surrogacy undertaken by Australians overseas. Med J Aust 2014; 201 (6): 330-333.

Surrogacy (in the past), Egg donation, IVF