Contractual Transaction: How Renting a Uterus Makes the Human Body a Commodity in Nepal

  title={Contractual Transaction: How Renting a Uterus Makes the Human Body a Commodity in Nepal},
  author={Madhusudan Subedi},
  journal={Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology},
  • M. Subedi
  • Published 7 December 2015
  • Economics
  • Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology
The issue of surrogate motherhood has started public debates in Nepal. With surrogacy a child becomes the object of a legal transaction, while the surrogate mother is used, in effect as an incubator, and the hospital declares commissioned parents’ name of a newborn child. The poor women in low-income countries have been used as means to compensate for the reproductive deficiencies of high-income infertile parents. Do purchasing cheaper services, receiving surrogates easier, and having the… 
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