What is surrogacy?
What are the types of surrogacy?
How is surrogacy done?
What are the reasons people opt for surrogacy?
What are the other topics related to surrogacy?
WHAT IS SURROGACY?
Surrogacy is an arrangement in which a woman carries and delivers a child for another couple or person. Here we are talking about gestational surrogacy, which may by commercial or altruistic.
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF SURROGACY?
The child bearing woman may be the child’s genetic mother (called traditional surrogacy), or she may carry the pregnancy to delivery after having an embryo, to which she has no genetic relationship whatsoever, transferred to her uterus (called gestational surrogacy). If the pregnant woman received compensation for carrying and delivering the child (besides medical and other reasonable expenses) the arrangement is called a commercial surrogacy, otherwise the arrangement is sometimes referred to as an altruistic surrogacy.
HOW IS SURROGACY DONE?
When sperm and ovum are fertilized in the laboratory and the resulting embryo is transferred into another healthy woman, who is called the surrogate mother.
REASONS FOR SURROGACY
The social parents (that is, those that intend to raise the child) may arrange a surrogate pregnancy because of homosexuality, female infertility, or other medical issues which may make the pregnancy or delivery impossible, risky or otherwise undesirable.
Read about Commercial Surrogacy in India.
See HOW SURROGACY IN INDIA IS DIFFERENT COMPARED TO THAT IN THE WORLD.
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008
Third party reproduction