BENGALURU: Any women and men struggle with infertility and other health difficulties, making childbirth difficult for them. A strong desire to have children, on the other hand, leads to other options. We live in a time where technology has improved and the number of possibilities available has grown, with almost all improbable automation evolving over time.
Although each surrogacy journey is as special as the people involved, and the experience means something different to everyone, there are also numerous physical, emotional, financial, and legal problems to consider while considering a surrogacy agreement.
The advantages of surrogacy seem self-evident to hopeful parents: it allows them to realise their goals of becoming parents.
There are also some negatives to consider for hopeful parents:
(The writer is a senior consultant - Gynaecologist & Reproductive Medicine at Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road)
Here are a few legally binding facts to know:
The Surrogacy (Regulation)
Bill is about surrogacy, which is an infertility therapy in which a woman serves as the surrogate mother. Treatments can be obtained by the commissioning couple themselves in ART, and a third person is not necessarily required.
The bill regulating surrogacy, also strictly prohibits commercial surrogacy.
Even soliciting surrogacy in a commercial manner is now considered illegal.