Surrogacy Regulations

  • Nikitha Natchiyar G.
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  • Nikitha Natchiyar G.

    Student at Sastra University, Thirumalaisamudram, Thanjavur, India

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This research project deals with the regulations, legality, and problems of surrogacy in India. One of the significant application of assisted reproductive technology is surrogacy, in which a woman bears a child for another couple. It has developed into a vital medical service for couples who are incapable of becoming parents on their own. Surrogacy is unpopular in many parts of the world due to the complicated social, potential benefits. India is well-known for surrogacy facility, it has passed the Surrogacy Regulation Act, 2021, which intends to outlaw commercial surrogacy and encourage selfless surrogacy for which there is no compensation other than the surrogate mother's medical costs. The practice of surrogacy was first made public in 1980. and were authorized in India in 2002. However, as the year went on, the Government of India became aware of certain shortcomings and improper use of commercial surrogacy. In response, the Indian Council of Medical Research established some rules to stop the abuse of surrogacy. A number of changes were made to the bill as time went on. 2015 saw the outlawing of commercial surrogacy by the Indian government, which also prohibited foreign nationals, or NRIs, from engaging in the procedure. A 2012 UN survey said that India, also referred to as the Cradle of the World, was proclaimed the “World Capital of Surrogacy”.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 2249 - 2258


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