J Clin Obstet Gynecol Infertil | Volume 3, Issue 1 | Review Article | Open Access

Surrogacy in India: Current Scenario and Ethical Perspective

Ritu Sharma1 , Deepali Garg1 * and Huma Khan2

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Government Institute of Medical Sciences, India 2Department of Community Medicine, Shri Ram Murti Smarak Institute of Medical Sciences, India

*Correspondance to: Deepali Garg 

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Advancement in reproductive technologies has blessed infertile couples with their own babies with the surrogacy. On one hand this is helpful; on other hand this has potential for exploitation of all three; surrogate, surrogate baby and infertile couple. Government of India has taken many initiatives to control this and to regularize the ART clinics. Recently surrogacy regulation bill has been passed from Lok Sabha on 19th December 2018 and soon it will become law. This is a major step towards ending commercial surrogacy in India. This step does not seem to end all the issues related to surrogacy and need critical evaluation. Making Commercial surrogacy illegal has the potential to perpetuate illegal practices; making surrogate even more vulnerable. Putting ban over this is not the solution rather commercial surrogacy has to be regulated


Surrogacy; Commercial surrogacy; Surrogacy regulation bill; Altruistic


Sharma R, Garg D, Khan H. Surrogacy in India: Current Scenario and Ethical Perspective. J Clin Obstet Gynecol Infertil. 2019; 3(1): 1041..

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