The Ethics of Surrogacy

Deonandan, Raywat
February 2012
India Currents;Feb2012, Vol. 25 Issue 10, p10
The article offers information on the increasing trend of maternal surrogacy in India. Services of surrogate mothers are usually hired by wealthy people, or families suffering from infertility epidemic. The article states that India has come up as one of the world's most popular providers of reproductive services.


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