IJCH 2016 Vol.2(4): 173-177 ISSN: 2382-6177
doi: 10.18178/ijch.2016.2.4.059

Issues of Surrogacy in India

Suketu V. Shah
Abstract—A surrogacy arrangement or surrogacy agreement is the carrying of a pregnancy for intended parents. There are two main types of surrogacy, Gestational surrogacy and Traditional surrogacy. This research encompasses with these problems which concerned about the issue of surrogacy and rights of women. It furthermore explains about different issues of surrogacy. This paper also laid about Legal issues, Psychological issues, Religious issues, Ethical issues, General issues and Health issues. This paper shows about different types of surrogacy. Though, this paper also focuses on the rights of surrogate mother and child and initiative taken by the government for the enhancement of the surrogacy and their rights in India. In this research I conceptualize the incidents related to the surrogacy and the legal issues in the global scenario, however, I also gestate the landscape of surrogacy in India, as it is a new concept for India and not acceptable as well on various portfolios so I also laid focus on the social and economic background for the profound this concept in the grass root level. While construing this research I also analyze the Artificial Reproductive Technology (ART) Bill, in that I critically analyze it’s positive and negative aspects for the research also laid impact over commissioning parents and their rights regarding surrogacy. In the conclusion my research concludes procreating a child in surrogate woman womb is grateful gift to those mothers who cannot conceive child.

Index Terms—Gestational surrogacy, issue, intended parents, surrogate mother, traditional surrogacy.

Suketu V. Shah is with the Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat State, India (e-mail: sukvencom94@gmail.com).


Cite: Suketu V. Shah, "Issues of Surrogacy in India," International Journal of Culture and History vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 173-177, 2016.

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