Altruistic Surrogacy V. Commercial Surrogacy: A Way for India

  • Achintya Anupam
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  • Achintya Anupam

    Student at Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad, India

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Surrogacy is one of the many available forms of Assisted Reproductive Technologies available. Since the introduction of the technique, India had been on the forefront to commercialise the act. By the year 2005, India had grown to become one of highest demanded places in terms of ‘fertility tourisms. But, owing to large scale disparities, the government banned international surrogacy in the year 2015. Subsequently, there was a draft bill that was introduced in the parliament to pass the first legislation dealing with surrogacy in India. Currently, through the legislation, India completely bans commercial surrogacy and only allows for Altruistic Surrogacy. In the following research, the researcher will carefully analyse the right to parenthood, commercial and altruistic methods of surrogacies and the pending legislation to answer a question – what is best suitable for India – commercial surrogacy or altruistic surrogacy?


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 4, Page 134 - 151


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