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  • BioEdge: Simultaneous surrogates: India’s new trend
    of two The couple said that they would not contemplate foetal reduction reducing the number of foetuses by selective abortion The unnamed couple say that they are grateful to the two women but they do not intend to meet them She s doing a job for us how often do you communicate with your builder or your gardener She ll get paid we don t need to see her As long as she s healthy and delivers my babies healthily she s done a job for us says the wife Twiblings would not be allowed in the UK according to surrogacy lawyer Natalie Gamble Under the regulation of licensed fertility clinics there are quite strict rules about how many embryos can be transferred and certainly you couldn t transfer embryos to two surrogates in the same cycle she says MORE ON THESE TOPICS India surrogacy This article is published by Michael Cook and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation Commercial media must contact us for permission and

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/simultaneous_surrogates_indias_new_trend/10748 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: FIGHTING EXPLOITATION 1: New industry guidelines for Indian surrogates
    15 states to draft moral and ethical guidelines for the Indian surrogacy industry Disturbing reports have been emerging from parts of India about exploitation of surrogates cheating by agents poor compensation and no safeguards in cases of death or medical crises This reflects negatively not only on the profession but also on the country as nearly 50 of couples opting for surrogacy in India are based abroad says INSTAR president Dr Himanshu Bavishi A key provision to protect the impoverished women who become surrogates is to ensure that documents are written in their mother tongues or a language they can read and understand Apparently this was not happening before MORE ON THESE TOPICS India surrogacy This article is published by Michael Cook and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non commercial purposes following these guidelines If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation Commercial media must contact us for permission and fees Some articles on this site are published under different terms Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus comments powered by Disqus Search BioEdge Subscribe to BioEdge

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/fighting_exploitation_1_new_industry_guidelines_for_indian_surrogates/10733 (2016-02-18)
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  • BioEdge: Survey of Indian surrogacy reveals shocking abuses
    contents The freedom of the surrogate mother is an illusion says the report If a baby had an abnormality or was the wrong sex it was often chemically aborted often without the surrogate mother s consent or knowledge According to the report There have been instances where the contracting individual has specified the sex of the baby refused to take the baby if it was not born normal and filed a suit against the surrogate saying she had broken the contract Normally the mothers are paid only 1 or 2 of the fees charged by the clinic If the pregnancy are aborted or if the parents refuse to accept the child mothers are paid only half the fee Some women are not paid anything The fate of children with birth defects is unclear Only 6 of commissioning parents in New Delhi and 26 in Mumbai said that they would take the baby An increasing trend is using more than one surrogate mother Commissioning parents look upon it as a more economical option since the clinics offer 2 mothers for 1 guaranteed pregnancy discounts Most of the women stayed in shelter homes during the pregnancy to avoid the stigma of being a surrogate and to avoid being infected with STDs during the pregnancy The report contains some disturbing anecdotes even if they are not sufficiently documented In one case a shocking case of surrogacy was unearthed in the Bombay International Airport where a foreigner couple went for surrogacy in India only for organ transplant for their sick child in their country Most of the commissioning parents are Indians living in Western countries where surrogacy is illegal The report recommends a clear legal framework for surrogacy in India and more respect for the surrogate mothers MORE ON THESE TOPICS India surrogacy This

    Original URL path: http://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/survey_of_indian_surrogacy_reveals_shocking_abuses/10612 (2016-02-18)
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