publication . Review . 2018

Current perspectives on the ethics of selling international surrogacy support services

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  • Published: 07 Feb 2018 Journal: Medicolegal and Bioethics (issn: 2230-2468, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Dove Press
Patricia Fronek1,2 1Law Futures Centre, 2School of Human Services and Social Work, Griffith University, Southport, QLD, Australia Abstract: This review presents current knowledge on selling surrogacy support services in developing countries. Rather than focusing on dichotomous positions, ethical issues that are present and unresolved are discussed by following the journey of surrogate mothers and highlighting the position of children whose well-being is generally assumed in surrogacy arrangements. Ethical concerns about conflicts of interest, fundamental freedoms, autonomy, informed consent, self-determination, privacy, and protecting children are shared across ...
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