Surrogacy refers to the practice by which a woman becomes pregnant and gives birth to a baby in order to give it to a person or couple who cannot bear children. It is an assisted reproductive technology that allows heterosexual and homosexual couples and /or singles to overcome infertility and/or involuntary childlessness. Surrogacy is a highly debated and contested issue: while on the one hand its availability and use is considered as enhancing people’s reproductive agency and rights, on the other hand it is considered a practice that implies exploitation and commodification, in particular when the surrogacy is transnational and commercial, involving poor women who are ‘bioavailable’ as surrogates. In this session policies, practices and experiences from three different parts of the world (South-East Asia, Israel and the Netherlands) are presented and discussed.
Location: REC-B5.12 University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research
Date: 7th December 2017,
Time: From 15.00 to 17.00h
Registration: send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org (please note that the number of available places is limited)
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Chair: Trudie Gerrits