ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Transnational Surrogacy and Objectification of Gestational Mothers

A study conducted in Anand and Ahmedabad in Gujarat found that one of the important criteria for choosing gestational or surrogate mothers is their submissiveness to the demands of the medical practitioners and intended parents. Aggressive or assertive women are rejected on medical pretexts. After they enter into an agreement, many of these women are expected to stay in surrogate homes away from their own children and have very little say in any of the decisions, including those pertaining to their own bodies. The monetary fee they receive is considered adequate compensation for all these factors.

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