Compensated surrogacy: what do Australians think?

De Costa, Caroline (2016) Compensated surrogacy: what do Australians think? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 56 (6). pp. 549-551.

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Abstract

In the past three years two high-profile cases of Australians travelling overseas to access surrogacy arrangements not available to them in Australia have raised public awareness of the existence of laws forbidding commercial surrogacy in Australia, and of the difficulties faced both by those attempting to arrange altruistic surrogacy in their home states and those travelling overseas to do so. These cases, that of baby Gammy, left with his Thai birth mother while his intended parents returned to Australia with his twin sister, and a similar case involving twins born to a surrogate mother in India, have very graphically illustrated the complexities, risks and pitfalls of international surrogacy arrangements.[1, 2] The cases also made a major contribution to the decision to hold a Federal Parliamentary Inquiry into the regulatory and legislative aspects of international and domestic surrogacy arrangements; the House of Representatives Social Policy and Legal Affairs Committee (the Committee) began the Inquiry in December 2015 and tabled their Report in May 2016.

Item ID: 48503
Item Type: Article (Editorial)
ISSN: 1479-828X
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2017 05:05
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine > 111402 Obstetrics and Gynaecology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920114 Reproductive System and Disorders @ 50%
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