“I’m Deeply Concerned About How the United States Treats Egg Donors”

By Alison Motluk | Hey Reprotech! | August 27, 2019

This blog post summarizes the origin story of the support network We Are Egg Donors, and explains why one of the founding members recently resigned from her leadership role.

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Disabled Child Abandoned in Ukraine Shines Light on Troubled Surrogacy Industry

By Xavier Symons | BioEdge | August 24, 2019

Three-year-old Bridget was conceived in the Ukraine through a surrogacy arrangement but abandoned after birth when her parents discovered she was ill and had disabilities. Her case, as this article explains, is not isolated and is promoting critics to call for stricter surrogacy regulations.

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Why Some LGBTQ Parents Still Have to Adopt Their Biological Children in 2019

By Hannah Harris Green | Vice | August 20, 2019

This article looks at the troubling case of a same-sex couple who had to go to great lengths to establish both mothers as legal parents, and explains some of the legal barriers to establishing parentage as an LGBTQ family.

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Move to Legalise Egg Donation and Surrogacy in Germany

By Jen Willows | BioNews | August 19, 2019

This article summarizes the efforts of the Free Democrats Party to convince the German Bundestag parliament to liberalize the country’s surrogacy and egg donation laws and to grant single parents and LGBT families access to fertility treatment.

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Babies, Bodies and Borders: The Risks and Rise of Surrogacy

By Alexie Bonavia | JD Supra | August 16, 2019

Surrogacy may be growing in popularity but, as this blog post points out, complications are also on the rise. The author discusses how surrogacy laws in the UK have motivated many potential intended parents to make arrangements overseas, and emphasizes the need for greater international regulations as well as updated domestic laws.

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How to Make the Surrogacy Bill More Inclusive?

By Ramya Kannan | The Hindu | July 26, 2019

This conversation between gender and fertility experts Dr. Kakoli Gosh Dastidar and Gita Aravamudan explores the potential shortcomings of India’s new surrogacy bill, which seeks to regulate altruistic surrogacy and put an end to “rampant commercialization of the practice.”

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