L. J. Goody Bioehtics Centre
Current Issues
Surrogacy
Surrogacy refers to an arrangement whereby one woman (the surrogate or 'birth mother') carries a pregnancy and gives birth to a child who is then given to another woman or couple (the 'arranged parents') to raise as their own. The pregnancy may be the result of IVF, and may involve donated gametes (eggs + sperm). Surrogacy raises a number of complex legal and ethical problems. To read more, click on the links and documents below.