India’s new outsourcing business – wombs

Sudha Ramachandran | Asia Times | 16 June 2006

BANGALORE – It is a new dimension to outsourcing. An increasing number of couples are coming to India in search of cheaper fertility treatments, donor eggs and surrogate mothers. After turning to Indians to answer customer-service calls, the West, it seems, is now turning to them to carry their babies.

For couples looking for fertility treatment, India is an attractive destination. They can avail themselves of treatment at a relatively low cost. Besides, it is easier finding a surrogate mother here, and the cost of renting her womb to carry the fertilized egg is a fraction of what it would be back home.

In-vitro fertilization treatment involves the fertilization of the egg and sperm in a test tube.

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