Donation Surrogacy and Payment Indian Experience (Pages: 0-0)


Roya Rozati *,

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Recent advances in reproductive technologies have transformed the way people look at having children. Childless couples need not and do not perceive their life a cursed one thanks to the increasing practice of donor insemination egg donation in vitro fertilization embryo transfer surrogacy and its acceptance. Surrogacy is now a viable clinical option for childless couples. The two practices Egg donation and Surrogacy or contract pregnancy as some prefer to call it raise very different ethical issues along with payment for Surrogacy. It has become evident that it is generally the socio-economically marginalized women who agree to act as surrogates due to the financial benefit it entails. This not only puts these already-vulnerable women in situations where their bodies may be exploited for the benefit of other people but also jeopardizes their physical and mental health thus making them ‘objects of reproduction’. Donors should not be paid for their eggs but rather they should be compensated for the burdens of egg retrieval. Making the distinction between compensation for burdens and payment for a product has the advantages of limiting payment not distinguishing between donors on the basis of their traits and ensuring that donors are paid regardless of the number or quality of eggs retrieved. India is a hot destination for surrogacy because not only does it have a lot of successful IVF Surrogacy patients and good doctors there are a lot of women who are ready to be surrogates. The cost is the most beautiful part. Where the process takes about $60000 in U.S it is done is as much as $3000 in India. Who won’t take this offer up? Who won’t want to have a child in their arms after trying for years?