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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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Ireland's proposed surrogacy laws fail to acknowledge international arrangements 11 February 2019 Comment
Carrot not stick: reforming surrogacy law 28 January 2019 Comment
Book review: My Story, My Gift – books for the children of egg, sperm and embryo donors 21 January 2019 Review
The future of fertility law: what must change and when? 21 January 2019 Comment
Canadian man gets surrogate-born twins back after immigration row 14 January 2019 News
India's lower house passes bill banning commercial surrogacy 14 January 2019 News
Canadian citizenship quirk leaves surrogate-born twins stateless 7 January 2019 News
Single people in the UK can now become parents via surrogacy 7 January 2019 News
Society marches on: key social changes in assisted conception 7 January 2019 Comment
UK surrogates call for immediate transfer of parenthood after birth 7 January 2019 News
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act: Is it broke and should we fix it? 17 December 2018 Comment
UK legal system may impact decision to go abroad for surrogacy 17 December 2018 News
Cambodia releases detained surrogates 10 December 2018 News
Cambodia arrests 11 more surrogates, as Australian nurse released 19 November 2018 News
Canadian government tables reform to assisted reproduction laws 5 November 2018 News
TV Review: The Handmaid's Tale, Season 2 5 November 2018 Review
Malta reforms law on embryo freezing and gamete donation 8 October 2018 News
French ethics body backs IVF for single and lesbian women 1 October 2018 News
Modern surrogacy needs a modern law: How should we regulate surrogacy in the 21st century? 1 October 2018 Comment
Dead son's sperm used to create grandson without consent 17 September 2018 News
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