Iran’s experience with surrogate motherhood: an Islamic view and ethical concerns

@article{Aramesh2009IransEW,
  title={Iran’s experience with surrogate motherhood: an Islamic view and ethical concerns},
  author={Kiarash Aramesh},
  journal={Journal of Medical Ethics},
  year={2009},
  volume={35},
  pages={320 - 322}
}
  • K. Aramesh
  • Published 1 May 2009
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Medical Ethics
Gestational surrogacy as a treatment for infertility is being practised in some well-known medical institutions in Tehran and some other cities in Iran. While the majority of Muslims in the world are Sunni, the majority of Iranians are Shiite. Most Sunni scholars do not permit surrogate motherhood, since it involves introducing the sperm of a man into the uterus of a woman to whom he is not married. Most Shiite scholars, however, have issued jurisprudential decrees (fatwas) that allow surrogate… 
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