Short on time? We’ve put together a continuously updated list of key resources on assisted reproductive technologies, egg retrieval, and commercial surrogacy.
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What’s Love Got to Do With It?
Women Deliver Global Conference | June 14, 2016
Michele Goodwin on the impact of international commercial surrogacy on gestational mothers in India.
The Politics of Women’s Eggs
Undark | June 10, 2016
Diane Tober on health risks to egg providers and recommendations on reducing harm and tracking long-term safety data.
The Dwindling Options for Surrogacy Abroad
The Atlantic | May 31, 2016
Danielle Preiss and Pragati Shahi on regulation and the cost of international commercial surrogacy around the world, with a focus on India and Nepal.
The Trouble with Renting a Womb
The Guardian | Apr. 28, 2016
Abby Rabinowitz in interviews with gestational mothers in India, the intended parents that hire them, and the clinics in between.
Mexico Resists Becoming Next Reproductive Tourism “Paradise”
Latin America Herald Tribune | Apr. 14, 2016
Isabel Reviejo with a short overview of the emergence – and legal status – of international commercial surrogacy in Mexico, and the state’s response.
The billion Dollar Babies
The Phnom Penh Post | Jan. 2, 2016
Vandy Muong and Will Jackson on the recent rise of international commercial surrogacy in Cambodia, in the aftermath of bans in India, Nepal, and Thailand.
Shifting Surrogacy Laws Give Birth to Uncertainty
Nikkei Asian Review | Dec. 26, 2015
Brad Bertrand on international commercial surrogacy in Cambodia and Malaysia.
Surrogate Parenting: A Worldwide Industry, Lacking Global Rules
National Public Radio | June 11, 2015
Ari Shapiro on regulation and the cost of international commercial surrogacy around the world, with a focus on India and Nepal.
2014: The Year International Surrogacy Came to the Fore
The Conversation | Dec. 25, 2014
Claire Achmad’s analysis of international commercial surrogacy’s impact on children, with references to the major cases that have made the spotlight.
The Cost of Life
Herald Tribune | 2014
Justine Griffin’s personal account of being an egg provider, the related risks during and after the experience.
Offshore Babies: The Murky World of Transnational Surrogacy
Al Jazeera | Aug. 11, 2014
Amel Ahmed’s investigation into international commercial surrogacy around the world, with a focus on India.
Research studies on risks related to egg retrieval:
The Incidence of Both Serious and Minor Complications in Young Women Undergoing Oocyte Donation
Kara N. Maxwell, M.D., Ph.D., Ina N. Cholst, M.D., and Zev Rosenwaks, M.D. | Fertility and Sterility | 2008
Risk Disclosure and the Recruitment of Oocyte Donors: Are Advertisers Telling the Full Story?
Hillary B. Alberta, Roberta M. Berry, and Aaron D. Levine | Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics | 2014