Surrogate motherhood moral dilemma. Our bioethical assessment

As we know, surrogacy consists in initiating a pregnancy in a woman other than the biological mother, with the intention that, when the child is born, he or she is to be handed over to the contracting parents. This usually takes place in couples with infertility issues, single...

Surrogate motherhood debate. German court said the biological mother had no maternity rights. Why?

A top German court recommended a woman adopt her own child after she and her husband used a surrogate mother in Kyiv. With surrogacy banned in Germany, the court said the biological mother had no maternity rights. A biological mother of a child born by a surrogate should not...

Sperm from a cadaver was used to conceive a child by gestational surrogacy. Bioethical approach

The parents of a British man who died in an accident five years ago extracted his sperm after he suffered massive brain damage. The aim was to store it to later have a grandson through gestational surrogacy. Today, the couple has a three-year-old grandson born using this...

United States Government and the practice of surrogation. “Military wives” surrogate mothers

“Most American citizens have no idea that taxpayer-funded Tricare Health Insurance, provided to members of the military, is being used to cover the pregnancy and childbirth costs of surrogate pregnancies for contracting buyers.” In previous articles, we treat the...

Children born through surrogacy and his mother have more medical problems

Children born after gestational surrogacy, and the mothers themselves, have more medical issues Issues related to gestational surrogacy are currently the subject of considerable social debate. In relation to this, we have contributed in a book on this topic, where this matter is...

Nearly 1000 children born through surrogacy are registered in Spain each year

The Swiss-based International Social Security Association estimates that every year, surrogate mothers give birth to around 20,000 children worldwide.Agencies and parents estimate that between 800 and 1,000 go on to live with Spanish parents, but there are no official figures....

Having a baby without having to be pregnant? Considerations of Surrogate Pregnancy

A report published in Study.com titled “Ethical Considerations of Surrogate Pregnancy” (see HERE) begins with this suggestive phrase, “It sounds like a good option right? Especially for those who cannot get pregnant or cannot physically carry a baby. But there...

Gestational surrogacy, who benefits, who harms? Bioethics considerations

The debate over the issue of gestational surrogacy  (an euphemistic term that attempts to disguise the reality of a woman who offers to carry a pregnancy in exchange for money) is on in the political and social arena (see HERE). The strongest supporters of the legalisation of...