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Discounted Life: The Price of Global Surrogacy in India

Sharmila Rudrappa

Abstract

India is the top provider of surrogacy services in the world, with a multi-million dollar surrogacy industry that continues to grow exponentially. Some scholars have exulted transnational surrogacy for the possibilities it opens for infertile couples, while others have offered bioethical cautionary tales, rebuked exploitative intended parents, or lamented the exploitation of surrogate mothers—but very little is known about the experience of and transaction between surrogate mothers and intended parents outside the lens of the many agencies that control surrogacy in India. Drawing from intervie ... More

Keywords: surrogacy services, India, surrogacy industry, transnational surrogacy, infertile couples, surrogate mothers, reproductive industry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781479874521
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479874521.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sharmila Rudrappa, author
University of Texas at Austin

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