Global trade and assisted reproductive technologies: regulatory challenges in international surrogacy

J Law Med Ethics. 2013 Spring;41(1):240-53. doi: 10.1111/jlme.12016.


International surrogacy is an increasingly common phenomenon and an important global health challenge. Legal rules are a key consideration for the participants in international surrogacy arrangements. In some cases the law can help to resolve the complex issues that arise in this context, but it is important to consider the role played by law in contributing to the complex conflicts that such arrangements can generate.

MeSH terms

  • Australia
  • Commerce / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • International Cooperation / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • North America
  • Pregnancy
  • Reproductive Techniques, Assisted / economics*
  • Reproductive Techniques, Assisted / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • Surrogate Mothers / legislation & jurisprudence*
  • United Kingdom