New Issue of GeneWatch Magazine on Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART)

by jeeg 21. July 2011 20:52
Your knowledge of in vitro fertilization and multiple embryo transfers might begin and end at the case of Nadya Suleman, aka "Octomom." Perhaps you first learned of commercial surrogacy through Baby Mama, the 2008 comedy starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.  Or maybe you have already commit... [More]

Fourteen women rescued from illegal surrogacy ring in Thailand

by jeeg 24. February 2011 21:00
Thai police yesterday broke up a ring offering illegal surrogacy service and rescued fourteen Vietnamese women. The women, aged 19 to 26 years old, were confined to three houses on the outskirts of Bangkok, said a Vietnam News Agency Correspondent who witnessed the rescue, conducted by T... [More]

How what Nicole Kidman has done will soon be a crime in NSW

by jeeg 18. January 2011 20:02
As actress Nicole Kidman celebrates a second daughter born through a surrogate mother in the US, NSW law is about to change to declare criminal mothers who attempt to do the same. The NSW's Surrogacy Act, which was passed in November but has not yet come into force, will impose penalties of t... [More]

Couple urged surrogate to abort fetus due to defect

by jeeg 7. October 2010 01:26
When a B.C. couple discovered that the fetus their surrogate  mother was carrying was likely to be born with Down syndrome, they  wanted an abortion. The surrogate, however, was determined to take  the pregnancy to term, sparking a disagreement that has raised  thorny ques... [More]

New CRG Report on Surrogacy in America

by jeeg 4. August 2010 00:57
  The growing surrogacy phenomenon in which women agree to have their bodies used to undergo a pregnancy and give birth to the resulting baby is becoming a major issue of the 21st century.  The practice is fraught with complexity and controversy surrounding the implications for wome... [More]

India to Introduce Legislation Regulating Surrogacy

by jeeg 2. August 2010 19:53
Shabnum Nur Mohammed Sheikh's reasons for bearing another woman's child are straightforward: the 60 rupees (80p) her husband earns from his food stall each day buys dinner but little else. Shabnum's first surrogate pregnancy got her out of a shared shack in a slum and into a small flat. Her s... [More]
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