An overview of surrogacy around the world: trends, questions and ethical issues

Nurs Womens Health. Jun-Jul 2012;16(3):231-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-486X.2012.01734.x.


Although the birth of a child is typically considered a very happy time for parents, surrogacy is often unchartered territory that can become very stressful for all parties involved. Part of the stress stems from the fact that different states and countries have varying laws and regulations overseeing surrogacy. This article provides insight regarding surrogacy around the world, including professional, societal and ethical issues.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Coercion
  • Commerce
  • Ethics*
  • Fees and Charges
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Internationality*
  • Pregnancy
  • Public Policy
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Surrogate Mothers / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Surrogate Mothers / psychology*
  • Surrogate Mothers / statistics & numerical data