Commercialisation of Surrogacy in the Indian Context

N. B. Sarojini, Aastha, Preeti, Anjali and Deepa | Medico Friend Circle Bulletin: 330 | 2008 Aug-Sep

Surrogate motherhood is gaining popularity as both a ‘profession’ and a service – a highly commercialised activity that generally targets women from lower socioeconomic background. The fact that the infertility industry operates with little or no regulation with regard to standardisation of procedures and other medical, ethical and legal implications is taking its toll on the surrogates.

The paper is divided into 2 broad sections. Section I explains the increasing commercialisation in surrogacy arrangements while section II deals with the issues left unaddressed in the guidelines on Assisted Reproductive Technologies issued by the government.

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