Gestational surrogacy: medical, psychosocial, and legal considerations

Susan C. Klock*, Steven R. Lindheim

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Gestational surrogacy can provide an effective family-building method for women whose uterus is absent or dysfunctional and with contraindications to pregnancy, single men, and same-sex male couples. Over the past 30 years, gestational surrogacy cases have represented a growing percentage of third-party reproduction cases, both in the United States and internationally. The following series of articles provides a summary of current topics in optimizing GS arrangements. They focus on medical and psychological screening; psychosocial adjustment of carriers, children, and their families; legal considerations with precedent-setting cases that every clinician should know; and an international overview of cross-border surrogacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)889-891
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume113
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2020

Keywords

  • Gestational surrogacy
  • legal
  • psychological
  • surrogate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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