Surrogacy: blessing or curse to poor society in India

  • Venkatashivareddy B Department of Community Medicine, Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali Government Medical Sciences and Research Institute, Uttarakhand, India.
  • Arti Gupta | guptaarti2003@gmail.com Department of Community Medicine, Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali Government Medical Sciences and Research Institute, Uttarakhand, India.
  • Viviktha Ramesh Centre for Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical sciences, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

The advances of childbirth in the form of test tube babies and surrogate have introduced undreamt possibilities. The reproductive tourism in India is enhancing. Globally, India is one of the popular providers of surrogates and commercial surrogacy is legalized. Moreover, the cost is a mere one third of the cost in developing countries. Surrogacy raises ethical issues like medical advocacy and consent. Many social factors like unemployment, literacy, and others play a key role in surrogacy. Surrogacy is a public health problem related not only to the medical burden but also to sex ratio deterioration, female feticide, domestic violence, and others.

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2016-02-24
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Surrogacy, Commercial, Ethics, Risk
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How to Cite
B, V., Gupta, A., & Ramesh, V. (2016). Surrogacy: blessing or curse to poor society in India. Healthcare in Low-Resource Settings, 3(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/hls.2015.5465