Who decides whether you should go for surrogacy or not?

The popularity of surrogacy is increasing day by day. But the controversy on surrogacy cannot be ignored because of ethical and legal reasons. The absence of the uterus is the absolute indication of surrogacy. History of hysterectomy due to obstetrics and gynecological reasons including cervical cancer or endometrial cancer or due to presence of Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser syndrome causes absence of uterus. Apart from these medical conditions, anatomical abnormalities like unicornuate uterus, T-shaped uterus, or multiple fibroids with failed fertility treatment attempts are also included indications for opting for surrogacy. Expert obstetricians and gynecologists can only identify the above-mentioned indications.  

In the case of women who are suffering from severe heart or kidney disorders and contraindication for pregnancy can also opt for surrogacy. In such conditions, consultation with obstetricians and gynecologists can only give suggestions for opting for surrogacy if he/she understands that you and your partner keen to start your family by having a biologically related child. But intended parents are the ultimate decision-maker.

However, apart from these serious health conditions, repeated pregnancy loss or other fertility treatment failure due to unexplained reasons also influence one to opt for surrogacy. Even single males and same-sex couples are also opting for surrogacy to have their biological related child.

It is necessary to mention that decision to go for surrogacy is not an easy task. Apart from an individual perspective, opinion from family and friends also matters a lot. Ultimately, society plays an important role in your decision making.

In past, we had many examples of ethical issues raised due to surrogacy, such as women exploitation, hiring womb, especially in case of involvement of compensation. However, nowadays, the general population gradually accepts the surrogacy process, society accepts surrogacy more generously.

Reference:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6262674/

 

 

   

 

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