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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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New York legalises commercial surrogacy 22 February 2021 News
Celebrity scandal exposes surrogacy discontent in China 25 January 2021 News
International surrogacy: new HFEA guidance and the dangers of oversimplifying a complex picture 14 December 2020 Comment
Continuing issues and debate concerning transnational commercial surrogacy during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond 30 November 2020 Comment
Film Review: Double Income Kids 30 November 2020 Review
Japanese bill defines parenthood in fertility treatment cases 23 November 2020 News
Mother serves as her daughter's surrogate, giving birth to her grandchild 23 November 2020 News
Book Review: We Are Family – What really matters for parents and children 9 November 2020 Review
Podcast Review: Some Families – We're both the other daddy 19 October 2020 Review
Gay men in Russia using surrogacy threatened with arrest 12 October 2020 News
Podcast Review: SART Fertility Experts – Gestational carriers 28 September 2020 Review
Irish Court to consider passport application for surrogate-born child 14 September 2020 News
New Zealand parents unable to reach surrogate babies overseas 14 September 2020 News
Artificial womb technology: the implications of ectogestation as a reproductive choice 7 September 2020 Comment
TV Review: Little Fires Everywhere 7 September 2020 Review
TV Review: Labour of Love 24 August 2020 Review
Book Review: Designing Babies – How technology is changing the ways we create children 10 August 2020 Review
TV Review: Our Baby – A modern miracle 10 August 2020 Review
COVID leaves surrogate babies stranded in Russia 3 August 2020 News
The challenges of international surrogacy arrangements in the climate of COVID-19 6 July 2020 Comment
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