India's unregulated surrogacy industry

  title={India's unregulated surrogacy industry},
  author={Priya B Shetty},
  journal={The Lancet},
The diffi culty and expense of having a baby through surrogacy in the West is driving thousands of couples to India where a lack of red tape and highquality medical care means that the process is easy, cheap, and hassle-free. Commercial surrogacy was legalised in India in 2002, as part of the country’s drive to promote medical tourism, an industry that the Confederation of Indian Industry predicts now generates US$2·3 billion annually. Estimates are hard to come by, but more than 25 000… CONTINUE READING

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