Delhi: Surrogate Hides Health Information, Dies Bearing Twins

By Durgesh Nandan Jha | The Times of India | September 30, 2019

A tragic case in India illustrates why many medical practitioners hope the Surrogacy Regulation Bill will ultimately become law. Union health minister describes regulating surrogacy as “the need of the hour” and estimates that between 2,000 and 3,000 surrogacy clinics are operating illegally in the country currently.

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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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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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Surrogacy Laws: Why a Global Approach is Needed to Stop Exploitation of Women

By Herjeet Marway and Gulzaar Barn | The Conversation | July 30, 2018

More countries are pushing for surrogacy regulations that safeguard the health and well-being of people acting as surrogates. However, as this article explains, these changes are limited in how effectively they address problem of exploitation because surrogacy laws still vary drastically by country.

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