Naipanoi Lepapa | The Elephant | May 28, 2021
This two-part report in The Elephant and accompanying video expose the dangers of the unregulated Kenyan surrogacy industry and feature stories of exploitation of surrogates by agencies.
Bianca Facchinei | Newsy | November 27, 2020
This Newsy video highlights the likelihood that the international surrogacy industry will continue to grow despite barriers that have emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic. Fertility clinics have been caring for babies stranded from parents, costs have risen, and parents face barriers obtaining necessary passports and visas. Surrogacy360’s own Emily Galpern weighs in on the matter as a featured expert; she cautions against entering into international surrogacy arrangements amidst the pandemic and observes that the current situation reflects concerns that existed prior to the pandemic.
By Nick Connolly and Enrique Anarte | DW News | June 11, 2020
This video features the journey of a Spanish couple to meet their baby born to a surrogate one month prior in Ukraine, during the COVID-19 lockdown. The interviewer explains how they traveled over 10,000 kilometers from Madrid to Ukraine and back again after being turned away at the border due to insufficient documents. In order for their daughter to be recognized as a citizen in Spain, where surrogacy is illegal, the couple will likely have to go to court.
By Abdujalil Abdurasulov and Hanna Chornous | BBC | June 11, 2020
In this video, BBC follows Jose and Flavia as they arrive in Ukraine from Argentina during the COVID-19 pandemic to finally meet their son, born to a surrogate 10 weeks before. The video also highlights the problematic nature of the surrogacy industry by featuring the story of Bridget, conceived 4 years prior at the same clinic, but whose US parents abandoned her when she was born with serious health problems.
By Beth Greenfield | Yahoo News | April 13, 2020
In this article and video interview, Chelsea Hernandez, who is in the midst of her second journey as a gestational surrogate, shares her experience as a surrogate during the COVID-19 pandemic, finding this time around to be much stranger and uncertain than the first.
BBC News | February 17, 2020
Lord Winston is a professor of fertility studies who is calling into question the UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s advertised success rate of pregnancy using frozen eggs. As this article and video explain, his estimates rely on measuring the success rate at a different stage of fertility treatment, which—he says—is more accurate than the one used by the HFEA.
By Sophie Wilkinson | HuffPost | February 8, 2020
IVF has become the go-to treatment for many people struggling with infertility. However, many patients aren’t made aware of the risk of ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome (OHSS), which can create agonizing pain as well as affect fertility. This article and video examine the realities of IVF and OHSS.
AUA Newsroom | November 12, 2019
In her talk at the American University of Armenia Turpanjian School of Public Health, Judy Norsigian, founding member of Our Bodies, Ourselves, spoke about the rapid expansion of global commercial surrogacy; the lack of consideration for the health and well-being of gestational mothers and children born of surrogacy; the importance of advancing best practices and human rights in both surrogacy and egg retrieval; and the need to be cautious about human genome modification.
By Morgan Brinlee | Romper | October 25, 2019
A new documentary from Independent Lens called Made in Boise tells the stories of four Idaho women who act as surrogates and the intended parents who compensate them for carrying pregnancies. As this article and video clip explain, one of the surprises in the documentary is the revelation that some intended parents experience postpartum depression after the births of their babies.
By Leslie Tai | The New York Times | September 24, 2019
This article and video tell the story of Qiqi, an entrepreneurial woman from China who has made a name for herself connecting Chinese intended parents with American surrogates. Content warning: This video depicts a live birth.