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Glossary

Surrogacy

The practice of bearing a child for another person or couple. In gestational (also known as 'full' or 'host') surrogacy, the surrogate carries an embryo conceived through IVF. In traditional (also known as 'partial' or 'straight') surrogacy, the surrogate's own egg is fertilised with the intended father's sperm.



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Gay couple denied surrogacy challenges Utah law

18 September 2017 - by Sarah Pritchard

A married gay male couple in Utah is challenging the state's law that says couples need to prove that a woman is unable to have children before turning to surrogacy... [Read More]

Drug protects mice against cancer treatment infertility

11 September 2017 - by Dr Katie Howe

An existing drug has been shown to protect eggs from radiation and chemotherapy damage in research carried out in mice... [Read More]

Actor Sofia Vergara frozen embryo lawsuit dismissed

04 September 2017 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza

A Louisiana court has ruled that it has no jurisdiction over the frozen embryo dispute between actor Sofia Vergara and her ex-fiance Nick Loeb, in a move that may end the two-year legal saga between the couple... [Read More]

Scandinavian attitudes to surrogacy – public policy should catch up

04 September 2017 - by Sam Everingham

During the planning of the global non-profit Families Through Surrogacy's first educational event on surrogacy in Sweden a few months ago, IVF professionals had suggested inviting a few leading Swedish infertility specialists. Unfortunately none were willing to attend, stymied by Sweden's conservative regulations around surrogacy... [Read More]

Cambodia moves to permanently ban commercial surrogacy

29 August 2017 - by Taqdeer Sidhu

Commercial surrogacy will be permanently banned in Cambodia if a new law drafted by Women's Affairs Ministry is approved... [Read More]

Surrogacy charity founder sentenced for embezzlement

29 August 2017 - by Annabel Slater

A surrogacy charity founder has been convicted of embezzling £50,000... [Read More]

Theatre Review: Bodies, Royal Court Theatre

29 August 2017 - by Jennifer Willows

At the opening of the play, couple Clem and Josh have decided to pursue surrogacy after suffering multiple miscarriages. We find out that the egg will come from a Russian donor, be fertilised with Josh's sperm, and then implanted in an Indian surrogate... [Read More]

Parliamentary panel suggests liberal reforms to India surrogacy bill

14 August 2017 - by Julianna Photopoulos

A number of liberal reforms to the Surrogacy Regulation Bill 2016 have been proposed by India's parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare... [Read More]

Australian nurse jailed for illegal Cambodian surrogacy

07 August 2017 - by Jennifer Willows

An Australian nurse has been given a prison sentence after being found guilty of running an illegal surrogacy service in Cambodia... [Read More]

Israel court postpones judgment on 'discriminatory' surrogacy law

07 August 2017 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza

An Israeli Supreme Court justice has criticised the country's laws on surrogacy as 'apparently discriminatory', while postponing a long-awaited ruling on a surrogacy petition pending draft legislation...

What The Handmaid's Tale has taught me about surrogacy

24 July 2017 - by Natalie Gamble

As a supporter of surrogacy, I expected the television adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale to be uncomfortable viewing. Margaret Atwood's chilling dystopian novel is well known for being the ultimate warning against surrogacy... [Read More]

French court allows gay spouse to adopt surrogate-born child

10 July 2017 - by Jennifer Willows

A same-sex French couple have won a partial victory in their fight to be recognised as the legal parents of their child, who was born via surrogate in the US... [Read More]

Trial starts for Australian nurse in Cambodia surrogacy case

19 June 2017 - by Ryan Ross

The trial of a nurse accused of running an illegal overseas surrogacy service began in Cambodia last week... [Read More]

Event Review: Launch of the Centre for Reproduction Research, De Montfort University

30 May 2017 - by Kriss Fearon

The opening of the The Centre for Reproduction Research at De Montfort University on 24 March 2017 was marked through an afternoon seminar of short lectures by three leading scholars: Emily Jackson, professor of law at London School of Economics, Maureen McNeil, emeritus professor in sociology at Lancaster University, and Guido Pennings, professor of ethics and bioethics at Ghent University... [Read More]

Canadian crash victim awarded damages to pay for surrogacy

08 May 2017 - by Nina Chohan

A Canadian woman has been awarded $100,000 in damages to pay for a surrogate in a precedent-setting legal case... [Read More]

TV Review: Having Our Baby - The Surrogacy Boom

24 April 2017 - by Rebecca Carr

'Having our baby: The surrogacy boom' is an informative account of the processes involved in undergoing surrogacy in Canada. The documentary wrangles with the emotional, ethical and legal issues that stem from commissioning a Canadian surrogate, and looks at some of the perverse implications of Canada's criminalisation of commercial surrogacy... [Read More]

Surrogate to keep custody of baby following appeal

10 April 2017 - by Jennifer Willows

A decision granting custody of a baby to a surrogate has been upheld by the Court of Appeal... [Read More]

Twins but legal strangers: paradoxical but could we have expected more?

13 February 2017 - by Dr Alice Margaria

It is not the first time that a court has been called to rule on the recognition of family ties established between a male couple and their twins born from surrogacy abroad. But the recent ruling of the Court of Appeal of Milan has attracted particular interest because of its absurd consequences... [Read More]

Court rules Israeli parents cannot use dead son's sperm

06 February 2017 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza

The parents of a deceased Israeli man have had their request to use his sperm rejected on appeal... [Read More]

Italian court rules surrogate twins are not brothers

16 January 2017 - by Jennifer Willows

Twin boys born to a same-sex couple through surrogacy do not have the legal status of brothers, according to an Italian court... [Read More]

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