India Outlawed Commercial Surrogacy–Clinics Are Finding Loopholes

October 24, 2017

(The Conversation) – In India, where I’ve studied surrogacy since 2008, the government is rethinking regulations. Gay couples were banned from using commercial surrogacy in 2012. In March 2017, the Indian government extended the commercial ban to everyone. Now, only so-called “altruistic surrogacy” is allowed – when a consenting female family member bears a child for a childless heterosexual Indian couple without pay. But what impact are bans on commercial surrogacy having for women who work in the reproductive industry?

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